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Shabbat Service (Hybrid)

Our Shabbat service includes the celebration of the B’Mitzvah of Alyssia and Jack Arbet-Engels.

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About Alyssia
Hello Temple Beth Elohim. My name is Alyssia Arbet-Engels & I am so excited to become an adult in the eyes of the Jewish community! I am part of a program called National Charity League where I volunteer in many philanthropy opportunities. For my B’nei Mitzvah service project, I am working with multiple organizations to help people in need. Also, at my B’nei Mitzvah, my brother & I are collecting dry food for Daniel’s Table and toiletry items for Hope & Comfort. I have worked with these organizations & I believe strongly in helping to make the community a better place.

I am an eighth grader at Wellesley Middle School. My favorite school subject is probably science because we explore real-life things such as climate & density. I also enjoy World Foods and Chorus because I get to be creative and have fun throughout the class. My family of 5 is crazy and amazing all at the same time. I have a brother named Jack who I am sharing my B’nei Mitzvah with. Inès, my sister, lives in Paris & I am so excited for her to come to my B’nei Mitzvah. My parents are super loving and help me achieve my goals. I wouldn’t be where I am today without them.

Dance and ski racing are my favorite things to do. I have been dancing since I was 2 years old and ski racing since I was 9 years old. Dance has always helped me feel better after a hard day & it is something that will always make me happy. I started ski racing later on in my life, but I love it. It brings me so much joy to ski a course, gain speed, and cross the finish line. My  favorite part is skiing on freshly groomed snow during a bluebird day. Being a B’nei Mitzvah means so much & I can’t wait to gain responsibility and help others as I become an adult in the Jewish community.

About Jack
Hello Temple Beth Elohim, I am Jack Arbet-Engels, a teenager who loves nature and the outdoors. Ski racing and going to the beach make me joyful and energetic. Every winter, I go to the mountains every weekend, and the whole summer, I go down to my beach house to relax. I am the youngest of three children. I have two older sisters, Alyssia and Inés, who are 14 and 27. I am the funniest in the house, and I always make us laugh! I am a seventh grader at Wellesley Middle School, and my favorite class is makerspace. The teacher is fun and engaging, and I love watching my hands turn wood into a table!

Having my Bar Mitzvah is extremely important because it is a ginormous accomplishment. I have worked so hard, and now I can see it pay off as I gain more independence. My service project is doing a lot of philanthropy. I used this opportunity to see what I liked the most. My favorite place to help is Daniel’s Table, where you label dry food so they know what food to put in their ‘market’ every week. It is really cool to see how they set everything up. My sister and I are also asking everyone to bring either dry foods for Daniel’s Table or hygiene products for Hope and Comfort. I really enjoy making a difference in the community.