My name is Michal Belzberg. On the day of my Bat Mitzvah, a suicide bomber attacked a crowded pizza shop in the heart of Jerusalem. I had planned a really big party with all my friends and family … but when I heard that 130 people had been injured and 15 people had been killed, I knew that I could not celebrate as I had planned. I canceled my Bat Mitzvah and asked our guests to donate to help the victims injured and bereaved in the attack instead. In two weeks, we raised $100,000.
I went from hospital bed to hospital bed asking people what they needed.
We soon realized that what were doing was really important – but there were other victims from other terror attacks that needed help also. And, the victims from this attack were going to need a lot more support as they recovered from the attack in the months and years to come.
Together with my parents, Chantal and Marc Belzberg, we founded OneFamily. We are now providing emotional, financial, and legal assistance to more than 3,500 families – that is more than 12,000 people.
I invite you to dedicate your celebration to assisting a terror victim who cannot celebrate their Bar or Bat Mitzvah. Many families experience financial hardship when terror affects their loved ones. Celebration becomes difficult, if not impossible.
Your dedication can change how they remember becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah – becoming an adult.
With a donation of $1800, you can twin your Bar or Bat Mitzvah with a child in Israel who has suffered from terrorism. You will receive a profile of the boy or girl you twin with, and OneFamily will help you stay in touch with your twin through e-mails and letters. When your family visits Israel, we can even arrange for you to meet with the family of your twin!
For more information on OneFamily’s Bar and Bat Mitzvah Twinning program, please contact OneFamily at info@OneFamilyFund.org
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