Mazel Tov to Our B'nei Mitzvah Students
December 28, 2013
To me, becoming a Bat Mitzvah means that I will have the honor of leading the congregation in prayer. This is a right that not all people have. I am fortunate to have this right for in many countries Jews are not able to practice their religion. In preparing for my Bat Mitzvah I have learned different ways to chant the prayers. The Rabbis, Cantors, Hebrew school teachers and madrichim at Temple Beth El have prepared me for my Bat Mitzvah. At Sheva I have been learning about different ways to view God. As an adult in the Jewish religion I plan on attending services and celebrating Jewish holidays with my family and friends. By attending services I will continue to learn about my faith. To me, being Jewish means that I have a connection to my ancestors.
My Mitzvah project involved my dance studio. Over the summer I helped out with the preschool camps for ten weeks. It was fun teaching the younger kids how to dance. This fall, at the dance studio, I organized a food drive to support the Fort Mill Care Center. It was good to give back to the community. I fulfilled the mitzvot of teaching children and feeding the hungry.
Shana is the daughter of Amy and Andrew. She is the granddaughter of the late Shirley and Seymour Kramer and the late Frances and Sam Lamparello. She is the sister of Nicole.
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November 2, 2013
Since the time I watched my brothers become B'nei Mitzvah I have wanted to do the same. I can’t say I really “wanted” to go to Hebrew school. But all those years were worth it. I now feel more connected to the temple and my faith because I know all the prayers. I am very proud to be Jewish because I feel different, but in a good way, and plan to stay involved with the Temple and my religion. I am currently in Hebrew High and plan on being a madricha in the Bnei Mitzvah program. I enjoy singing the prayers and look forward to being a member of the Temple Beth El choir.
For my Mitzvah project I worked at Oasis, which is the JCC senior program. I played games and served lunch. We did a project of sending cards to the families at the Ronald Mcdonald house. I really enjoyed working with the seniors. They were sweet, fun to talk to and appreciated my participation. I fulfilled the mitzvah of honoring the elderly.
Jamie is the daughter of Jodi Roberts, sibling of Bryan and Michael Roberts. She is the granddaughter of Victor & Rita Goldberg of Boynton Beach Florida.
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