Throws Gala Bar Mitzvah Celebration
Eight Russian boys from the former Soviet Union, were treated
to a splendid bar mitzvah celebration recently. The party
and rituals were enjoyed by the boys, their families and
friends. The boys all had expressed an interest in becoming
FREE provided them with bar mitzvah lessons plus Hebrew-language
instructions. They were given classes in basic Judaism, Jewish
history, in davening (prayer) and in proper observance of
the mitzvot. FREE purchased for each a set of new teffilin
and taught them the intricacies of the mitzvah of putting
Their interest in becoming bar mitzvah was piqued during
their attendance in FREE’s after school program, “Camp
FREE” and “FREE’s Yeshiva Ohel Dovid”.
All the boys worked after school hours to prepare for
their big bar mitzvah event. Parents provided excellent support
and were glad to see their sons making productive use of
their time. Many of the boys gave speeches at the bar mitzvah
ceremony, communicating their new knowledge and happiness.
The ceremony was followed by a feast and family celebration.
FREE maintains contact with the bar mitzvah boys, offering
follow-up programs while encouraging their continued growth
and development. In this way, it could be said, the bar mitzvah
does not end up being a grand opening followed by a grand,
For more information about FREE’s Bar Mitzvah Program,
please call FREE Headquarters at 718-467-0860.
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