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Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills and Greater Los Angeles

Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills and Greater Los Angeles

Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills is one of Southern California's premier Reform Jewish congregations. We are a proud synagogue serving West and Greater Los Angeles. Our temple community consists of multi-cultural, traditional, and non-traditional families; as well as single, interfaith, gay, and single-parent members.


My name is Joshua Breslavsky and I am in the 7th grade at Horace Mann Elementary School.  My parents are Lana and Jack and I have a 16-year old brother, Daniel.

My favorite subject in school is math and I enjoy playing and watching soccer.

For my Bar Mitzvah project I am choosing to raise money for underprivileged kids to play soccer. I would like to help provide uniforms and equipment for them.

I would like to thank Rabbi Aaron, Cantor Lizzie Weiss, Josh Goldberg, and Judy Kandel.  I would also like to thank my mom, dad, brother and grandparents for their love and support.

 "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."  

                             - Dr. Seuss



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My name is  Ryan Mendelsohn and my birth date is 01.23.4 - cool, huh? I am in the 7th grade at The Buckley School and my favorite subject is math. I don't have any brothers or sisters, and I kind of like it that way.  

I play most sports, and enjoy basketball the most.  I am a good student, however, I don't love to study. My favorite hobby is collecting sneakers, but now it is also my first business. I buy and sell cool ones! 

For my Bar Mitzvah project I am raising money for the Israeli Guide Dog Center. The center trains dogs to help soldiers who have lost their sight from the many wars in Israel.  I chose this because I love all dogs, and know what wonderful friends they can be.

I am grateful to my parents, Michelle and Jordin, for their love and support, and want to thank Rabbi Aaron, Rabbi Bassin and Kalanit Kamara for helping me become a Bar Mitzvah.


"I kind of want to be a grown up man, but I am not going to stop being a kid ever, it is fun!”





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b2ap3_thumbnail_noah-ziperovich2.jpgMy name is Noah Ziperovich. I am in 7th grade at Paul Revere Charter Middle School. I like to play violin, read, paint, and travel. I am also a 2nd degree brown belt in karate. My parents are Hector and Gloria Ziperovich. I have an older brother named Jason, and he had his Bar Mitzvah 3 years ago. My birthday is on Earth Day, which is also the date of my Bar Mitzvah. I feel lucky. 

My project is to raise money for The MAJOR Fund, also known as “The Muslim and Jewish Organized Relief Fund”. This is a group of Muslims and Jews who raise money to provide portable solar energy for refugees fleeing Syria. They have also done other projects like supporting earthquake survivors and making sure the drinking water for hundreds of people is safe and clean.

I would like to thank my mom, my dad, my brother, Rabbi Sarah Bassin, Josh Goldberg, Cantor Lizzie Weiss, and all the other Temple Emanuel teachers and staff for helping me learn my material and prepare for this amazing event.

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I am in 7th grade at The Windward School. I love robotics, participating in sports at school, debate, video games, playing water polo on the Bruins club team and spending time with my family and my dog Ridley. My loving parents are Brian Breiter and Nonny Shafii-Breiter. My little sister is Nika, she’s 11 and is very important to me. 

For my Mitzvah project I have applied to be a volunteer at Cedar Sinai Medical Center, specifically in the area of helping pediatric patients with brain tumors. Dr. Moises Danielpour saved my life when I was three and I would like to give back to the community as well as a way to say thanks. I will be donating a portion of my Bar Mitzvah money to Brain Tumor research at Cedars and the for the work done by Dr. Danielpour. 

I would like to thank Rabbi Aaron, Cantor Lizzie Weiss, Josh and Judy for helping me prepare for my Bar Mitzvah. 



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