Category Archive: Bat Mitzvah

Annie

Here are three wonderful gestures from our Lev Lalev family; “the next generation of friends and supporters”. We received the following letter yesterday. Dear Lev Lalev, This past summer in our day camp in the Mountains twenty eight girls preformed the musical Annie. Annie is the story of a young orphaned girl with lots of …

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Humpty Dumpy

  Yesterday my daughter Devorah and granddaughter Yehudis visited Kever Rochel( tomb of Rachel) in honor of Yehudis’ upcoming Bat Mitzvah .As they were about to board the bus to return home,the police stationed at this holy site in Beit Lechem (Bethlehem) commanded all the civilians to get up against the wall. Fortunately there was …

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Will you be at their bat mitzvah next year? Win a free flight to Israel!

American mitzvah girls at the Feb. 2013 gala

VERY exciting news! Thanks to a suggestion from Baila’s mom (see this month’s mitzvah profile) we are adding a new raffle contest to our mitzvah project program. Starting from this month, for each $100 a bat mitzvah girl raises, her name will be added to our annual ‘Fly to the Gala’ drawing. The winning name receives 1 free …

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Letter from a Gala Bat Mitzvah 2013 attendee

Sheena Levi, Director of Outreach, with Lana and her daughters (left) at the Gala. Bracha Runes, Director of the Home, stands far right.

Sheena, It was so nice meeting you in person on such a happy and emotional day! I want to thank you and Bracha for giving us such a beautiful opportunity to celebrate the girls Bat Mitzva. It was so emotional for me and for Sarina to be there. We felt so connected to the girls. Sarina felt …

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Highlights from the Gala Bat Mitzvah of 19 orphans

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I am writing this post on my laptop in Netanya on February 18, 2013; just after returning from a wonderful evening celebrating with the ladies of Lev LaLev in Israel. I wanted to make sure to share my experience with you right away… The gala bat mitzvah was held in a brand new hall in Netanya, …

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The Power of the Bat Mitzvah

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by Sheena Levi Originally published on January 30, 2013 on the Jewish Women’s Archive: Jewesses with Attitude blog When I was brought on board at the Lev LaLev Fund in May 2011, I was asked if I could run the bat mitzvah project program. I thought, sure, how hard could it be? I was once a bat mitzvah girl too after …

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Two Simple Words…

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THANK YOU!! Thankfully with your support, and through the generosity of 4,916 contributions, we have been able to accomplish the following at Lev LaLev’s Children’s Home in Israel this year… Twelve great successes in the year 2012: Began the healing and rehabilitation process for nine new girls who we took into the Home. Instituted a …

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Sun, Surf and….School???

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This may be a bit of a shocker, especially if you’re relaxing by the pool as you read this. So get a good grip on your pina colada as I point out that, here in the US and other parts of the world, we’re just weeks away from another school year. Ooops! Did that jolt …

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Guest Post: 3 Gifts For A Charitable Soul

With gifts it’s all about the giving. Well it might not be when we’re young but it certainly should be by the time we reach adulthood. If you’re looking to give a gift that will benefit as many people as possible supporting one of these charitable projects is certainly the way to go. Giving has …

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From the Nazi Gallows to Israeli Hero: Max Hilowitz’s Miraculous Story of Survival

Max Hilowitz, Holocaust survivor, fighting in the Israel Defense Force

One month from now, Sarina Hilowitz of Savannah, Georgia will be celebrating her Bat Mitzvah, which she is twinning with one of our girls at the Rubin-Zeffren Children’s Home in Netanya, Israel. The sponsorship is in memory of her Zeyde whose life story is truly inspirational and miraculous. In honor of  Yom HaZikaron – Remembrance Day for …

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