Matthew Hanasab Bar Mitzvah – August 15, 2020

Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills

I am an 8th grader at Beverly Vista Middle School. I enjoy skateboarding, playing golf, and playing my violin and banjo. My parents are Caroline and Farhad Hanasab. I have an 11-year-old brother named Alexander.

Before my bar mitzvah project, I was already involved at Concern Foundation. Concern Foundation is a non-profit organization that helps adults and kids fight cancer. I love helping set up their parties and my favorite part is watching the kids’ faces light up with joy when they see the party arranged just for them. I have been involved with Concern Foundation for over 6 years now, and I’m planning to continue helping them out for more years to come. Concern Foundation has reminded me how thankful I should be to be healthy and being able to help others.

I would like to thank Rabbi Aaron, Cantor Weiss, Shelly Kamara, and Judith Kandel for helping me prepare for my Bar Mitzvah. 

If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough. –Oprah Winfrey

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