“Today I had treatment in Dallas. When I arrived at the infusion room at Texas Oncology at Presbyterian to get my treatment each chemo chair had a beautiful gift bag full of goodies.”

“A pair of socks, notepad and pen, lotion, a few snacks, a bottle of water, tissues and chapstick. I asked the nurse if a group of students made these for the patients. She said that it was a teenage boy who did this for his bar mitzvah celebration. She really […]

MAZAL TOV: Worlds Oldest Man Finally Celebrates Bar Mitzvah at the Age of 113

Yisrael Kristal celebrated the event last weekend, reading the Torah and enjoying the company of his family, who danced, sang and threw candies. But Mr. Kristal was surrounded at the ceremony in southern Israel by his two surviving children, nine grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. He is 113, and he had […]

On Top of the World

“We made to the top of Masada!?. We did it! We came to Israel this year for our bar mitzvahs. Every year our Mashadi Jewish Community schedules a trip for all the bar and bat mitzvah Boys and girls. We went to many different places in Israel and toured a […]

“My name is Tony Westbrook and this past Shabbat (10/24/15) I became Bar Mitzvah’d and celebrated my 28th birthday…”

“My name is Tony Westbrook and this past Shabbat (10/24/15) I became Bar Mitzvah’d and celebrated my 28th birthday. I converted 4 years ago and simply becoming Jewish wasn’t enough, I wanted more. I wanted to become a bar mitzvah! I wanted to truly embrace traditions and the mitzvot fully. […]

BAR MITZVAH CHALLENGE: “Take a short but awesome video of yourself doing the Whip/Nae Nae. At the end of the video, please say that you donated to FIDF.”

“As part of my upcoming Bar Mitzvah celebration I have decided to raise money for the FIDF – Friends of the Israel Defense Forces.   Unfortunately, Israel is currently under attack and the videos and reports that we see daily are terrible.  Thankfully, the IDF is there to protect the […]


“I volunteered to photograph a Bar Mitzvah for 11 Ethiopian kids and had no place for my own 5 year old daughter so I brought her along. This little guest and my daughter just found each other and happily posed together for the camera as if they’d known each other […]