My name is Emmett Corwin and I just completed sixth grade at The Center for Early Education. On June 19, 2021, I will become a bar mitzvah at Temple Emanuel in the Corwin Family Sanctuary.
After all the work I have put into learning prayers, practicing my Torah portion, writing my speech, and working on my mitzvah project, I am really looking forward to the big day. Temple Emanuel is a very special place for my entire family; my dad, uncle, grandmother, and two older sisters were all called to the torah here. I’m the last b’nai mitzvah of this Corwin generation!
For my mitzvah project, there was no question that I’d be helping with dog rescue organizations. I’m volunteering my time and raising funds for Wags and Walks and Love Leo Rescue. My two dogs, Vinny and Rue are both rescues, and they are the heart of our family. Animals add so much to our lives, and there are so many who need us to take care of them. In addition to animals, traveling, and a good steak, I love sports-both watching and playing! One of my favorite places in the world is sitting along the first base line at Dodger Stadium. I also love spending summers back east on the beach in Connecticut. I’m really into history, and I’m incredibly honored to be matched with a Holocaust survivor as part of the Remember Us project, which has added so much significance to my experience.
Many people have contributed to my Jewish education and bar mitzvah prep, but I would particularly like to acknowledge Shelly Kamara, Rabbi Aaron, Cantor Weiss, my parents Kara and David, and my sisters Dorrit and Hannah. Thank you for helping me to truly understand what it means to be a Jew; it’s an entirely different way of seeing the world and my role within it.