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The first Bar Mitsvah in Chabad of the South Shore

Monday, 31 August, 2015 - 10:18 pm

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Two years ago Ethan joined my Hebrew school. He wasn’t too motivated, but his parents wanted him to learn Hebrew so he can read the Torah for his Bar mitzvah.
I was a little nervous, he was my oldest student and I didn’t want him to feel forced to come on Sunday, his only day off from school. I really wanted to make it an exciting and positive experience for him and the rest of the children. I planned different exciting activities and games in the lesson to make the sunday class something to look forward to.
Ethan’s attitude was very positive and he learned the letters really quickly. He even helped me out with the other students.
On Shabbat when I heard him read from the Torah, I was proud. I was proud to see how far he went and proud to have been part of it. We don't always get to see the fruit of our seeds we planted, but when we do it gives us the motivation to continue. As a teacher, I now how important my role is in my students life and I hope and pray for them, just as I would for my own children, that when they grow up they will be the best they can be!

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