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Aaron Myers Chose to Support OneFamily Fund Through His Bar Mitzvah

Aaron Myers chose to support OneFamily Fund through his Bar Mitzvah. Below is an exert from his speech explaining why he made this decision For my bar mitzvah, I decided to support OneFamily Fund, which is an organization that allows kids affected by terrorism to be sent to camp. The reason I chose this charity is because I understand how much of a life-changing experience camp can be and I can’t imagine the suffering these kids have gone through. I am proud to say that with the help of all of you, we successfully raised approximately $3,500 which [...]

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Bar and Bat Mitzvah Program

One Family encourages teenagers who reach the age of Bar or Bat Mitzvah to dedicate their simcha to helping terror victims. As you celebrate your Bar or Bat Mitzvah, you are affirming your place in the Jewish community, with all the responsibilities and privileges that it brings. By helping victims of terror to go on with their lives, your own life will be greatly enriched and your Bar or Bat Mitzvah will be one of the most meaningful experiences of your life. "Twinning" with a terror victim enables them to celebrate their own Bar or Bat Mitzvah, if they are [...]

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Sharing Good Fortune

Abby recently had a Bat Mitzvah and in addition to donating money to OneFamily Fund’s Youth Division, she created friendship bracelets for kids helped by off for her Bat Mitzvah. She even hand delivered them to the office in Jerusalem. Upon her return from Israel, Abby sent the following note to OneFamily Fund Canada’s Ellen Little Dear Ellen, I had an amazing time in Israel! It was an experience of a life time! I am so happy that I had the opportunity to go and visit the OneFamily office in Jerusalem! I [...]

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Rachel Glowinsky’s Blog

Rachel Glowinsky, left, with her Israeli "twin," Na'ama Didovsky My name is Rachel Hailey Glowinsky and I have lived in the small suburban city of Vaughan, Ontario my whole life. Within Vaughan, I live in what we Canadians refer to as the “Jewish Bubble.” Thanks to my loving parents I have been fortunate to grow up in this sheltered yet, homey community, which has enabled me to develop my growing Jewish identity.  Jewish education was always very important to my parents. When I was younger, my dad used to tuck me in at night and say, “Rachel I need [...]