Watch: Mega bar mitzva celebration for orphaned boys in Jerusalem

Colel Chabad initiative brings together 113 orphans from around the country to celebrate their rite of passage together.

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April 7, 2014 22:14
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Orphans celebrate bar mitzva at Kotel

Orphans celebrate bar mitzva at Kotel. (photo credit: COLEL CHABAD)

 
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Video by Eli Mandelbaum

One hundred and thirteen orphans from all over Israel celebrated their bar mitzva ceremonies together with their relatives on Monday, at a giant event in Jerusalem. The humanitarian arm of Chabad, Colel Chabad hosted the event, which began with a ceremony at the Western Wall and continued at the International Convention Center. The initiative aims to give the orphaned children a memorable bar mitzva that will aid them in their rehabilitation following the family tragedies they have undergone.


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