Josh’s Bar Mitzvah

Although the Israel leg of his Bar Mitzvah trip has been postponed, Josh and family celebrated his Bar Mitzvah over a shabbat in Budapest. Josh decided to put on T’fillin for the first time while standing on the railroad tracks leading into The Auschwitz-Birkenau. Josh wanted to do this to honor Andras Hoch, a 2 year old boy from Budapest who had been killed there. Talk about #TikkunOlam!

Jeff, Josh’s dad, flew over to Israel for the day to show his family’s solidarity with Israel and convey their messages of love and support.

Source: The Muqata