Maya Katrielle Rendon’s Bat Mitzvah – December 8, 2018

Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills

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I am an 8th grader at Beverly Vista. I have a strong passion for music, traveling, and interesting cuisine. My parents are Yael and Geoff Rendon. I have an 11-year-old brother named Joseph. I love spending time with my labradoodle, Callie.

For my mitzvah project, I volunteered at Wags & Walks. Wags & Walks is a non-profit organization that shelters dogs. Volunteers have the opportunity to spend one on one time with the dogs by walking, feeding, and playing with them. From the time I started volunteering, I have walked over 60 dogs of all breeds, ages, and sizes. By helping these animals, it has given me a larger perspective of the world and the difficulties therein. Wags & Walks takes a challenge and turns it into a success.

I would like to thank Rabbi Aaron, Cantor Weiss, Shelly Kamara, and Laurie Goodman for helping me prepare for my Bat Mitzvah.

“Don’t let the world change your smile. Let your smile change the world.”
– Unknown