Hi, I am Margalit Salkin. I live with my parents Michal and Ken, and my awesome twin brother Daniel, with whom I am lucky enough to share my B’nai Mitzvah. I go to Marlborough School for Girls, otherwise known as the best school ever. I love basketball, skiing, baking, and most of, all eating.
For my Bat Mitzvah project, I am tutoring homeless children through School on Wheels. Every time a homeless child moves, they lose an estimated four months of education which leaves a huge gap in their knowledge. Homeless children move a lot, so they fall farther and farther behind other kids. An important way to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness is to help people get themselves out — a decent education opens the door to successful work. School on Wheels does that and so, so much more.
So many people have helped me on this journey to becoming a Bat Mitzvah. I would like to thank Rabbi Aaron, Cantor Weiss, Robert Pflug, and Shelly Kamara for patiently preparing me for this huge step into Jewish adulthood. I would also like to thank my friends and family for always being there for me. I am so grateful to have this amazing opportunity, and can’t wait to have this wonderful memory to cherish in my heart forever.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
– Eleanor Roosevelt