LIVING Jewishly is actually what we hope for all of our children, and our goal is that by making soup for a local food pantry, hearing well-known stories, making Shabbat candles, creating temporary prayer space, cleaning up the trash outside, learning new songs and new melodies for old favorites, and making bag lunches for the homeless, that we strongly illustrate to our kids that the many ways we can make Judaism matter to us as individuals, as a family, and as a sacred community! Every student remarked that these activities were at least one of their highlights for the year.

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Jarren Mordkoff - September 10, 2016

Mason Epstein - November 5, 2016

Skylar and Ryan Sislin - November 26, 2016

Collin Groome - May 20, 2017

Sam Engel - May 20, 2017

Liza Miller - June 10, 2017


My name is Samuel Engel. I am a student in the Hey class at White Meadow Temple and will celebrate my Bar Mitzvah on May 20, 2017. I am looking forward to sharing this special day with all of my family and friends when I officially become a Jewish adult. My Bar Mitzvah is that much more special to me as I will have the same Parashah that my father and grandfather had for their B’nai Mitzvah.  I have worked really hard to learn my Haftorah and Torah portions and hope you will be able to join me as I lead the serviceson May 20, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. at White Meadow Temple. 

As part of becoming a Bar Mitzvah, the Mitzvah project I chose to do is completion of the Ner Tamid religious emblem awarded by the Boy Scouts.  Being a Boy Scout is very important to me.  The Ner Tamid emblem is a pendant representing the Eternal Light that hangs in front of the Holy Ark in the synagogue. One of the requirements of earning the Ner Tamid is service to the community. This is a main component of scouting, and it is important to me to give back to my community. I am very grateful to Rabbi Charlie who agreed to assist me with completing this scouting emblem by serving as my Ner Tamid counselor.

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