Hi, my name is Ella Shams-Schaal. I am a 7th grader at The City School. My mom, Ladan Shams, is a neuroscientist and studies the brain. My brother, Leon, is a sophomore in high school. I love music and play the violin. I also like to read.
For my mitzvah project I have become involved with an organization called Jewish World Watch. (jww.org) I work with the group to help thousands of refugees to be safe. Together with my classmate Charlie Clayton, I have been raising awareness and have been fundraising for this cause. I would like to thank Rabbi Bassin, Shelly Kamara, Cantor Weiss, and Josh Goldberg for their support in helping me prepare for my Bat Mitzvah.
It isn’t what we say or think that defines us, but what we do. Jane Austen