80 Holocaust survivors celebrated their bar or bat mitzvahs last week at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. The survivors were unable to celebrate their bar or bat mitzvahs at the traditional age (13 for boys, 12 for girls) because of World War II.
The celebrations were conducted in collaboration with the “Perah L’Nitzul” project of the Social Integration Administration in Rishon Lezion, the Community Resources Department in Social Inclusion Administration, the Western Wall Heritage Foundation, the Ministry of Social Equality and the Claims Conference.
“We embrace Holocaust survivors all year long,” said Rishon Lezion Mayor Raz Kinstlich. “We placed a goal for ourselves to reach every Holocaust survivor in the city, to help them with all their needs…and to hear their stories. I am very proud of the many activities that the municipality organizes for the survivors and thank the many volunteers from the city who take part in these activities.”
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