BROWARD (CBSMiami) – Hanukkah came a day early for a 92-year-old South Florida Holocaust survivor.
Lilly Michaelis was surprised with a gift bag filled with Hanukkah goodies.READ MORE: Weeks Away From Start Of School, Miami-Dade & Broward School Officials Desperate To Find Bus Drivers
The gift bag was courtesy of Goodman Jewish Family Services of Broward County, who’s handing out 600 of them this Hanukkah.
The bags include a box of Hanukah candles, potato pancake mix, apple sauce, a mask, hand sanitizer and handmade holiday cards from students at local Jewish schools.
“Thank you thank you so much. I honor your words. I feel like, I cannot almost not speak more,” she said.READ MORE: TPS Registration Process Open To Haitians Living In US
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Michaelis is an active 92-year-old.
Before COVID, she attended regular yoga classes and was very social with neighbors in her complex.
CBS4 would like to wish her and all our Jewish viewers a happy Hanukkah.MORE NEWS: Gov. DeSantis Doubles Down On No School Mask Mandates, Says He's Protecting Parental Rights
The eight-day holiday begins Thursday at sundown.