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His smile lights up the place.


His name is Feivel and "the place" is Cafe Sunflower & Bakery, which recently opened in the lobby of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s building.

While sipping on a Café Sunflower latte and an iced coffee, Feivel and I began to get to know one another.

I told him that my grandfather's name was Feivel and that he came to the United States from Russia in 1905. During my grandfather’s transition to a new life, he felt different from those around him. He had no money and was unable to speak a word of English. However, with strong determination and gumption, he successfully acclimated to life in America. Feivel’s eyes grew wide and he said, "Awesome." ..read more...

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