Joshua Massey Bar Mitzvah – November 13, 2021

Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills

I am an eighth grader at Harvard Westlake. I love board games, especially Catan, Seven Wonders, and Risk. I also love running. My mom is Davina Massey; and my dad, Edward Massey, passed away from ALS five years ago. I have a 15-year-old brother Jake, a 17-year-old sister Charlotte and an 18-year-old sister Madi. We all love our puppy Ruby! 

Two ways I enjoy participating in community service are walking at the ALS Walk and making brown bag lunches with Hang Out and Do Good’s pandemic lunch drive

I’d like to thank Rabbi Aaron, Cantor Weiss and Kalanit Kamara for helping me prepare for my Bar Mitzvah. 

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. – Maya Angelou