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: Florida’s Monoclonal Antibody Sites Closed Until Further Notice
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: Lawmakers Look To Boost Broadband In Rural Areas
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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: Miami-Dade School Board Selects Dr. Jose L. Dotres As Next Superintendent
The eight-day holiday begins Thursday at sundown.