It was a very moving part of the service
Reuben celebrated his Bar Mitzvah on
12 November 2022 at Barnet Synagogue
On the Shabbat morning, Reuben sang his portion beautifully in Barnet Shul. Following his reading, Rabbi Landau gave an account of the Parsha and delivered a heart-warming speech to Reuben. During these words, Rabbi Landau mentioned that Reuben was twinning his Bar Mitzvah with Reuven, a young boy who was tragically murdered during the Holocaust and was unable to have a Bar Mitzvah of his own. It was a very moving part of the service and everyone in attendance mentioned how wonderful this was to be able to bring such a touching addition to Reuben’s special day.
At the party, we also had a special board produced for everyone to see and to add his Bar Mitzvah twin to the celebrations we thoroughly enjoyed. We truly felt we did Reuven proud and hope his memory will live on through our own celebration memories.
He wore his Yad Vashem UK pin with pride in Shul, and the next day at his celebration party.