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Mincha Ma’ariv Service (Hybrid)

Our Mincha Ma’ariv service includes the celebration of the B’Mitzvah of Cameron Friedman.

Registration and Health & Safety
If you’re joining us in person, please click here to see our up-to-date health and safety guidelines. This event is also available via live stream. Please click the purple registration bar above at the time of the service. Click on the arrow in the center of the live stream box to start watching the broadcast!

About Cam
I am so excited to become a Bar Mitzvah and a leader in our community.  I am Cameron Friedman.  I am 13 years old and am a seventh grader at Oak Hill Middle School.  One thing that I love and is really special to me is Crane Lake Camp, where I spend my summers with my best friends and my brothers, playing sports, hanging out, and being Jewish together.  It’s a really special place where I have definitely grown in every way.

I live with my parents in Newton.  I have an older brother in college, and another on his way to college.  I have a labradoodle named Rosie.  I love playing sports, and I also really like history and international politics.  History has also taught me about my Jewish history and our story as a culture and people. I am also pretty into wars and the military.  I definitely want to travel more and see some more of the world.

My bar mitzvah has helped me feel a connection to my culture, history, and greater community.  I am embracing my religion just as my family has before me.  I am learning about values and leadership and giving and being connected to family, friends, and to the world.  I have helped out with Newton Athletes Unlimited and Family Table, and other such opportunities.  But what I am realizing is that leadership and giving isn’t just something you do for your bar mitzvah.  It’s a mindset, a lifestyle.  It becomes a part of who you are and how you act and think and live in the world.  It’s lifelong.  I want to always be part of making this world a better place.