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Mincha Ma’ariv Service (Hybrid)

Our Mincha Ma’ariv service includes the celebration of the B’Mitzvah of Brooke Newberg and Noah Kunin.

About Brooke
Hi everyone reading this,

I am Brooke Newberg, and I love to be creative. My main creative expression is dance. I have been competing for over seven years, and now dance at Greater Boston School of Dance. I attend Wilson Middle School in Natick, where I will be a 7th grader. I also love to draw, write and spend time with my family. I love the beach!

I have a big, blended family. In one house I have my mom, stepdad, stepsister Landey who is 15 and two dogs, Frankie, and Apollo. In my other house, I have my dad, stepmom, my brother Zane who is 7, another brother Tristan who is 3, and our dog Penny. I am also super lucky to have 4 sets of living grandparents!

As a Bat Mitzvah, I am happy to be an adult in the eyes of the Jewish community and to take on more responsibilities. For my service project, I am raising money for the Jimmy Fund Walk. My best friend was diagnosed with cancer when she was 9 and is thankfully in full remission. However, the Jimmy Fund saved her life and so this charity is extremely important to me.

About Noah
Hi everyone in Temple Beth Elohim,

I am Noah Kunin. I am a 7th grader at Brown Middle School in Newton, Massachusetts. I like all my classes, but I like science the best. I love science because I can experiment, and be creative.  I also enjoy reading books, especially books by Stuart Gibbs. Reading makes me feel happy, like my worries just melt away, and I feel like I am in their body, in their world, feeling their feelings. I am the oldest child in my family. My 2 younger brothers, Zach and Matt, are 10 and 8, just 19 months apart! My parents, Sara and Steve, are a lot closer together, just 2 months. I have no pets, but, like most kids my age, I want a dog. Sadly, though, my mom is allergic to dogs.

Having a Bar Mitzvah is a lot of work, but it shows that I am an adult, and it helps me understand the world better, as I am growing up. My Mitzvah project was delayed by the pandemic, and I plan to do it this year.  I’m passionate about two causes.  First, I want to help Ukrainian refugees, as my dad was a soviet immigrant, and as the refugees are starting to arrive in our community, I can now do something to help them. Second, I really care about the environment, especially the places where it is more wild, to protect those areas from harm, and help the environment overall by picking up trash by the Charles River, or someplace like that, because I really care about the environment around us.

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!