Sydney Soussan’s Bat Mitzvah – April 27, 2019

Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills

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I am a 7th grader at Sierra Canyon School. I really enjoy school especially English, and being an ambassador to our new local students and international students. When I am not in school, you can usually find me practicing martial arts in the dojo where I have spent the last 8 years honing my skills. I am finally one belt away from my black belt!

I mostly enjoy hanging out with my friends, watching make up tutorial videos on you tube and listening to music. I love spending time with my mom, Heidi, dad, Rony and little brother Hudson who is 6.

For my mitzvah project, I became a member of the National Charity League where I spend many hours with my mother volunteering at various places within our community. We have helped prepare countless care packages to send to our troop, and stuffed teddy bears for kids who are in a crisis situation, assisted senior citizens at Motion Picture Health to play bingo and at celebrations, served, cleaned and danced with mentally challenged adults at New Horizons, packed bags of groceries at the Food pantry, and tagged, cleaned and ironed all items for the Discovery Shops that helps cancer research. It is my goal to log in at least 50 hours or more to help those in need in my community.

I would like to thank Rabbi Bassin, Rabbi Lutz, Rabbi Aaron, Cantor Weiss and my Hebrew teacher Allison Bluestein for preparing me for my Bat Mitzvah.