Celebration of the Bar (Bat) Mitzvah of 19 boys and girls

Bar-Mitzvah

Shalom and blessings my beloved friends,

On Thursday the 10th of June Sabra was invited to join the celebration of the Bar (Bat) Mitzvah of 19 boys and girls from the boarding school we are helping. We went there with a part of the team.

According to the Jewish Roots, when a boy turns 13 years old and a girl turns 12 years old, they receive the responsibility regarding faith and following God. They still need guidance and learning, and their elders need to teach them, but it has a deep meaning for a boy or girl to become Bar (Bat) Mitzvah.

Sabra had the immense privilege to give a hand and to make it possible for these children to arrange a happy celebration that marks this important step in their young lives. We also gave 19 gifts to each of them.

Psalm 100:4

Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise.

The principal of the boarding school thanked Sabra in front of all the guests for helping them so much. Among the guests were the mayor and the vice mayor of Afula, including Rabbis and students of Yeshivas.

A special guest among them was the main inspector of the Ministry of Education of the religious boarding schools in Israel. During this event we started a conversation, and the inspector asked me to visit another boarding school, only for girls, in the south of the country. Not far from Sderot and Netivot.

Coming Tuesday with God’s help, I will be in that place to meet the staff, the principal and the inspector. Can I please ask you to pray for this visit?

It was really touching to celebrate together this important moment in the lives of these children. While celebrating with them, we could feel that all our friends who are praying and supporting were there together with us.

Thank you so much!

Your brother in faith,

Mordechai ben Yakov

Director Sabra Foundation

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