The Family That Helps Together …

JTeen leadership missions allows parents and kids to bond while doing tikkun olam.
06/27/2011 - 20:00
Staff Writer

‘We don’t really do vacations,” joked Pam Wexler, a Westchester mom of two. “I turn them all into service.” The shared experiences helping others are “much more powerful and meaningful and life-changing than a quote-unquote vacation,” she said.

Five years ago, while serving as chair of Westchester’s women’s campaign for the UJA-Federation of New York, Wexler organized a mission to Cuba. After a second trip to Cuba (this time with her husband) three years ago, Wexler vowed that the next time, she’d bring along her kids.

Pamela Wexler (above, left) and her daughter, Michelle.
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