Yarden Levinson's Bat Mitzvah

Yarden Levinson becomes Bat Mitzvah

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Shalom! My name is Yarden Levinson, and I am a 7th grader at Claire Lilienthal. My Bat Mitzvah is on October 26th, 2019. It’s such an honor to become a Bat Mitzvah at Beth Sholom, considering the fact that Beth Sholom has really been apart of my life since I was born.

At school, I really enjoy science, writing, and being with my friends. Outside of school, I enjoy playing the ukulele and piano, drawing, hanging out with friends, playing catch, and playing video games.

I have an older brother named Elai, and my caring parents, Vered and Rami. My bat mitzvah is Shabbat Berisheet. Parshat Berisheet is interesting because it is the first parsha in the torah and we learn about the creation of the world, and creation of human beings. We also learn the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, and eating from the tree of Good and Evil. (I have chosen to talk about the notion of a paradise).

It has been a long journey and challenging at times, preparing for my Bat Mitzvah but over all these past few months, I have learned so much about responsibility, time management, and staying positive with it all. I would love to thank my parents for helping me and supporting me through this process. They gave me the opportunity to be apart of Beth Sholom for my whole life, and always being on my side. I would also like to say thank you to Rabbi Ain and Rabbi Russell for helping me with my Drash. My amazing tutor Noa Bar, for helping me practice for my bat mitzvah, and always making time to see me. And I would also love to thank my aunt Orit (from Israel) for flying all the way to San Francisco for my bat mitzvah. Sadly, my other family members from Israel and Chicago couldn’t make it but I want to thank them for thinking about me and wishing me good luck through this process.