Emma Goldstein’s Bat Mitzvah – September 14, 2019

Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills

My name is Emma Goldstein and I am in the 8th grade at Windward. My parents are Joyce and Michael Goldstein.  We have a goldendoodle named Cosmo.  My favorite subjects in school are math and science. I really enjoy spending time with my friends, traveling, and binge watching my favorite television shows.  

My goal is to be a surgeon one day. For my mitzvah project I wanted to do something that was related to Parkinson’s disease to honor my grandmother who passed away this year. I volunteered all summer at a dance class for patients with Parkinson’s. Every week I participated in the class, interacted with all of the students, and helped with whatever they needed. I hope to continue volunteering in some capacity throughout the school year and eventually work with researchers once I am old enough.

I would like to thank Rabbi Aaron, Rabbi Bassin, Cantor Weiss, Shelly Kamara, and Karen Porper for all of the time and energy they put into helping me prepare for my Bat Mitzvah.


Have some fire.  Be unstoppable. Be a force of nature.
– Cristina Yang, “Grey’s Anatomy”