Ten children of the Bnei Menashe community at Girls Town Jerusalem turn 12 years old and celebrate their Bat Mitzvah. It was a bat mitzvah celebration that was as unique as it was classic; as heartwarming as it was heavenly. The event began with fanfare and excitement, especially when the 10 celebrants twirled in fitted out in matching dresses! It was an honor to welcome Mr. Avi Mizrachi, Mrs. Edith Blaustein and Mrs. Laura Ben-David, all of the Shavei Israel organization.
When your family is so dedicated to a place, it just becomes part of your DNA. What could have been more natural than Orly, daughter of Naftali & Penina (Schmidt) Fessel sharing her Bat Mitzvah celebration with two girls from Girls Town Jerusalem that are just now becoming Bat Mitzvah. GTJ and the 100s of children in its care stole the hearts of Penina’s parents Doris and Jack Schmidt over 30 years ago. Since then, there hasn’t been a family simcha that GTJ hasn’t been a part