Preschoolers spread cheer at Belmont Village

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Children from a Chabad Burbank Preschool brought some holiday cheer to residents of the Belmont Village assisted-living facility Monday morning.

Dressed as candles, Maccabees and donuts, about 25 preschoolers performed various songs about dreidels, latkes and Hanukkah. The children sang and sometimes screamed their lyrics while the Belmont residents shook noisemakers and clapped along.

“The music transcends all religions,” said Giselle Temmel, 92, who happily danced during the performance. “When the music is being played and it’s got tempo and you feel like moving, it’s good, no matter what religion it comes from.”

Resident Sonya Most, 87, said that she also enjoyed the children’s performance, adding that she clapped along to every song.

“I loved it and thought they were darling and cute,” she said. “I loved their costumes and everything about it.”

It is the fifth year that students from the Chabad Burbank Preschool have gone out to a senior living facility to visit residents and spread some cheer . It is the first time they have visited the folks at Belmont Village, said Elana Kornfeld, director of the preschool.

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