Our bar mitzvah project in the Mumbai slums

April 25, 2018 17:34
4 minute read.
Yoni Levy with the schoolchildren proudly showing off their newly found juggling skills with their o

Yoni Levy with the schoolchildren proudly showing off their newly found juggling skills with their own handmade juggling balls. (photo credit: COURTESY MICHELLE LEVY)


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 YONI HAS always loved raising money for charity, so it was no surprise that when we offered him the opportunity of a charity project instead of a big bar mitzva party he jumped at the chance.

Looking for something relevant, we turned to the JDC Israel who were incredibly forthcoming with several worthwhile causes for us to choose from. We chose the Gabriel Project Mumbai (GPM), a development organization that among other initiatives set up an innovative school in the slums of Mumbai to help educate children, who would otherwise grow up with no basic education.


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