Shalom! I am Zohar Schnaider, an 8th grader at the Brandeis School of San Francisco. My Bat Mitzvah, Parashat Haazinu, is on this Shabbat, September 22. I enjoy Basketball, Tennis, exploring San Francisco and hanging out with friends. My family has been a Beth Sholom member family for the last 13 years and I attended pre-school here, at Beth Sholom.
My parasha is Haazinu (Listen). This parasha talks about the transition of leadership when the Israelites are about to enter the promised land. In my drash I will show you the importance of getting new leaders/teachers to lead you through a change. I will also show you how the kind of teacher/leader we choose will determine how we emerge from the change.
I am excited to join the Beth Sholom congregation, this time as a responsible young Jewish woman. I am thankful for the opportunity to celebrate my Bat Mitzvah with the congregation, my friends and my family members, traveling from near and afar. See you on Saturday!