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Bar Mitzvah: Leon Shams-Schaal - August 26, 2017

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Hi, my name is Leon Shams-Schaal. I just completed the 7th grade at The City School, where math has been my favorite subject. My mom, Ladan Shams, is a neuroscientist and studies the brain. My sister, Ella, is going to start 5th grade.  

I am a boy scout and I like to go on adventures with my troop. For my mitzvah project I have become involved with an organization called Missionaries-Charity Brothers. I work with the group to help make thousands of sandwiches and then we pass them out to the homeless.  Since it is difficult for them to get food, I am grateful for the opportunity to help feed them.  I participate with the Mission as often as I can. 

I would like to thank Josh Goldberg, Rabbi Aaron, Rabbi Bassin and Cantor Weiss for their support in helping me prepare for my Bar Mitzvah.

“Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration” -Thomas Alva Edison

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