Providing Joy and Meaning for Florida Seniors

Toby asked me not to share her last name. She was born in 1942 in Chicago. Her father was the head doctor at Cook County hospital and did work for top mafia people including Al Capone, which is why she can’t share her last name. Due to her father’s mafia connection, Toby didn’t know she was Jewish until 1950 when the family moved to Florida. At that point her father felt safe enough to tell his children. She also found out her real last name, which was different than the one she grew up with. Toby was married twice, but was never able to have children. She has one brother who had his Bar Mitzvah after the family moved to Florida. Today, Toby is in an ALF in Florida and as she put it, she’s learning about her Judaism for the first time from TOP.