Soup Kitchen Bat Mitzvah


“My neighbor took his daughter to Israel in honor of her Bat Mitzvah.

On the last day of her trip, they went to a soup kitchen so the Bat Mitzvah girl would learn about chesed firsthand. There they distributed 700 pekeluch (goody bags) to 700 children with a little note which read in Hebrew, “In honor of the Bat Mitzvah of…”. As things started to wind down, the Bat Mitzvah girl’s family began to pack up. Suddenly, ¬†one of the little boys who was given a goody bag came running up to the Bat Mitzvah girl with a bag of Doritos with a little note that read in Hebrew, “A gift in honor of the Bat Mitzvah of…”

The little boy explained, “My mother told me that I have to give the Bat Mitzvah girl a gift and this was all I had”.