Hello! My name is Maddie Garber and I will become a Bat Mitzvah in March of 2017. My Torah Portion is Vayakel. A major theme of this parsha is community and individuals collaborating to create and build the Tabernacle. For my Mitzvah Project, I have decided to work with Yashar LaChayal, my synagogue community, the greater Phoenix Community, as well as my family and friends, to help support the Israeli Defense Forces.
When I traveled to Israel in 2012, I spent an afternoon with some IDF soldiers in a kibbutz in Northern Israel. I realized how important these soldiers are to the country of Israel. It also became very clear to me that these young soldiers sacrifice a great deal to protect and defend Israel.
At my synagogue, Congregation Beth Israel, there is a family whose son, Jake Zimmerman, is currently a lone soldier serving in the IDF in Israel. He may actually currently be the only Lone Soldier from Arizona. His unit is Nachal 931. For my Mitzvah Project, I would like to raise money to provide Mishloach Manot packages for Purim for all of the soldiers in Nachal 931. The best part of working with Yashar LaChayal, is that 100% of donations go directly to the soldiers.
Thank you so much for your support!
Todah Rabah & Shalom,
Jim & Carol Wells – Love U Jim & A Carol
Rony Keller – Mazal Tov!
Susan Garber – Much love to Madeline on the occasion of your Bat Mitzvah. We are delighted to participate in this mitzvah project. Love, Grammy & Pop-Pop
Stuart Garber – We are so proud of all of your hard work and effort to prepare for your Bat Mitzvah. We love that Israel is so important to you. XO, Mom & Dad
Amy & Ari Schur
Rosalind M. Roseman
Fran & Larry Frazin
Kay Schwartz – Best wishes for your project. Kay and Doug
Cheryl & Jason Garber
Joann Cantor – Maddie, Mazel Tov on your upcoming Bat Mitzvah! We’ve made a donation in your honor towards your Bat Mitzvah Project. We are very excited to celebrate with you soon! Love, Jo Jo, Drew, Megan & Hallie.
Susan & Jonathan Breakstone
Jeanne Zimmerman – Thank you for your service Nachal 931!!!!!!!! From Jake’s parents
Gail & Michael Baer – Mazal Tov, Maddie!
Rand Burke – Mazal Tov Maddie, so very proud of you
The Hymovitch Family
Fran and Len King – We are so proud of you, Maddie. Love you bunches, Aunt Fran and Uncle Len
Jacki & Lance Cohen
Tracy Silverman – Maddie, I am so proud of you and your connection to Israel. It is still one of my dreams to go there, and you are part of my inspiration. – Tracy
Dave and Karen Polen
Stacy & Greg Rosenthal – We are so proud of you, Maddie!
Lisa, Rony, Aviv and Leor Keller – Maddie, Mazal tov on your bat mitzvah! We are so happy to
see you reach this special day and celebrate with you. Love, the Kellers