A Unique Bat Mitzvah celebration took place at the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue on Feb. 16. Inspired by the chesed of their parents, who are devoted volunteers at MADA Community Center, Kellie Elkrief, Lola Toledano, and Sarah Bensemana decided to share their Bat Mitzvah with women and girls who participate in Mada’s year long activities and services.
Over 500 women received elegant invitations and were treated to a full-course festive dinner. Sitting at beautifully set tables, the guests enjoyed soulful music and a Dvar Torah by Rebbetzin Lisa Steinmetz and an inspirational speech by Corrie Sirota. Raffles were held and prizes were distributed throughout the event, and gift bags were received by all.
The event was coordinated by MADA Community Center with the joint efforts of the MADA volunteers, families and classmates of the Bat Mitzvah celebrants who set the tables, served, and brought joy and happiness to all attendees.