A Day With OHEL to Remember the Love and Sacrifice of Renee Jeret
Renee Jeret was a loving wife and mother who touched the lives of all who knew her.Â
What many do not know, is that Renee was also a dedicated and loving OHEL foster parent. Together with her husband Yossi, they forever enriched and transformed the lives of many children, who came from homes of abuse and neglect.
Renee and Yossi were in fact some of OHELâ€™s first foster parents from the Five Towns. Quiet and unassuming, they were neither superhuman, nor sought any recognition, but only sought to help and care for the most vulnerable in our community.
The Jeretâ€™s opened their loving home to four foster children over the years, and remained engaged and involved with these former foster children, as they developed as adults in their respective life journeys.Â
A regular at Life Clubs, Renee attended classes daily, always with a warm smile on her face. She greeted her fellow classmates enthusiastically and encouraged those around her with her passion and energy. â€śShe was loved and respected by allâ€ť, says Sheila Selig, a close friend of Renee and co-chairperson of this event. â€śShe dedicated so much of her energies to helping those in need. She is the one face I miss most at the gym.â€ť
To honor Renee, OHEL is partnering with the Life Clubs with A Day for Renee- a morning of fitness and fun at Life Clubs in Lawrence, NY. Together, Renee will be honored by helping support OHELâ€™s foster children; those she personally welcomed into her own home, and those she helped from a distance.Â
Renee always did what she loved, and with whom she loved â€“ enriching the lives of so many beyond just her own biological family.
We encourage those who knew Renee, who loved Renee, to join OHEL in honoring her legacy and her passionate commitment to helping those most in need. The event will offer four different exercising classes to choose from, including spinning, cardio, Pilates, and strength conditioning. Â The event will take place on Sunday, February 5th, at Life Clubs located at 235 Mill St. Lawrence, NY 11559. Sponsorships are available for $180. To register, please email Meital_Cafri@ohelfamily.org, or call 718-686-3217.
Since 1969, OHEL has served as a dependable haven of individual and family support, helping people of all ages surmount disability, everyday challenges, heal from trauma, and manage with strength and dignity during times of crises. OHEL serves thousands in need every day in communities in New York, New Jersey, California and worldwide.
Individuals interested in the many programs that OHEL offers should contact OHEL at (800)-603-OHEL (6435). Like us on Facebook at OHEL Childrenâ€™s Home and Family Services and follow us on Instagram @ohelfamily