a Bar or Bat Mitzvah is a very special time marking
an important milestone in your life. It is a time to
learn about living as a Jew -- bringing Jewish traditions
into your life by doing and learning.
It is with this in mind that we invite
all Bar and Bat Mitzvah teens to bring two important
elements of Judaism into their celebrations –
giving charity and caring about others.
By creating an educational project in
Koby’s name and donating a percentage of your gift money
to support Camp Koby you will be remembering Koby and the
many children in Israel who have lost parents or siblings
Remembering Koby and remembering
the many children in Israel who have lost parents
or siblings to terror is what our Bar and Bat Mitzvah
program is all about.
In working with The Koby Mandell
Foundation, you can add joy to the lives of Jewish
children in Israel whose mothers, fathers, sisters,
or brothers have been killed in a terrorist attack.
Many of these children
are your age. But when they celebrate, they celebrate with
a hole in their hearts. Together, we can help children bereaved
by terrorism in Israel to heal their broken hearts.
However, The Koby Mandell Foundation is
not just about terrorism; ours is a universal message of a
positive response to trauma. Every individual has experienced
some sort of personal tragedy or sorrow in his or her life.
The message of the Foundation, and the lesson
that Rabbi Seth and Sherri Mandell embody, is that the experience
of the tragedy itself has a power to transform the individual
into a stronger person. The programs of the Foundation teach
this lesson, and participants emerge with a new outlook on
life, just as you will emerge after your Bar or Bat Mitzvah.
Koby Mandell was 13 years old when he was
murdered by terrorists. His Bar Mitzvah in Israel was a time
of great joy for his family as your is for your family. We
wish you and your family a Mazal tov and thank you for your
support and caring.
The photos above are
from Koby’s Bar Mitzvah.
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