111 Orphans Celebrate Special Bar Mitzvah

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111 boys who have reached the age of Bar-Mitzvah (13) celebrated their Bar-Mitzvah in a unique event organized by Colel Chabad in Israel. All of the boys are orphaned by one or both parents, and Colel Chabad produced a full program in honor of their important birthday, which included an event at the Jerusalem Convention Center (Binyanei Hauma) in Jerusalem, followed by a celebration with the reading of the Torah at the Western Wall.

This event has become an annual event arranged by Colel Chabad in Israel, and this year is the fifth group Bar-Mitzvah of this nature taking place. The event is usually set for the birthdate of the Lubavitcher Rebbe - the 11th of Nissan. However the upcoming visit of United States President Barack Obama made it difficult to hold the event on that date. The organizers noted that the number of orphans involved corresponds to the number of years since the Rebbe’s birth - 111.

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