I am a 7th grader at Beverly Vista Middle School. I love STEM, food (both cooking and eating), and sambo. My parents are Ken and Michal Salkin. I have a twin sister named Margalit. I love spending time with my family.
For my mitzvah project, I am volunteering at School on Wheels. School on Wheels is a non-profit organization that tutors homeless children. Volunteers have the opportunity to spend one-on-one time with the kids by teaching them. From the time I started volunteering, I have taught over 30 kids of all races from Kindergarten through 5th grade. Helping these children has given me a larger perspective of the world and the difficulties therein. School on Wheels takes a challenge and turns it into a success.
I would like to thank Rabbi Lutz, Cantor Weiss, Shelly Kamara, my sister Margo, and Robert Pflug for helping me prepare for my Bar Mitzvah.
Those who say it can’t be done are usually interrupted by others doing it.
– James Baldwin