Schechter schools support ground-breaking Masorti Bar/Bat Mitzvah program for special needs kids

Members of Schechter’s eighth-grade class of 2009 hold the tallit at last spring’s special needs b’nai mitzvah in Nahariya.

As reported in the Jewish Standard newspaper:

On the last day of September, more than 300 students and faculty in grades three to eight at Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County walked laps around the New Milford school’s new outdoor sports facility to benefit special-needs bar and bat mitzvah celebrants in Nahariya.

The second annual walkathon is the latest link in a four-year-old project joining pupils at the Conservative day school with students at a state-run special-needs school in the UJA-NNJ partner city. Religious education and bar/bat mitzvah preparation is provided for these students by the Masorti Movement, Israel’s Conservative equivalent.

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