Sunday August 7, 1973, FREE held its first Gala Bar Mitzvah
Ceremony for fourteen young refugees at camp FREE Gan Israel
Summer Camp, Parksville, New York.
The 14 Bar Mitzvah boys stand at the head table together
with the distinguished guest: Pictured left to right on the
lower level is Rabbis: Leibel Lipsker, A. Pliskin, Pinches
Hirsprung, Zalmen Shimon Dworkin, Mayer Okounov (standing),
Sholom Ber Gordon, Yisroel Friedman, Moshe Chaim Levin (standing),
Mendel Okunov (standing). Upper level: Hirsh Okunov, Avroham
Shemtov, Yitzchok Raitport, Hirsh Chitrik (speaking), renown
tenor Jan Peerce.