Jul 25, 2013
Boy Plays at His Bar Mitzvah

13-year-old Menachem Mendel Mondshine enthralled the guests at his Bar Mitzah with a maamar and a violin performance.

Smolensk, Russia saw 3 days of celebration which it hasn't seen in many years.

Menachem Mendel Mondshine, oldest son of the shluchim Rabbi Levi and Chana Mondshine just celebrated his bar mitzva, preceded by a shabbos full of inspiration and celebration.

Among the out-of-town guests who came to celebrate were the Bar mitzva Boy's grandfathers Rabbi Yehoshua Mondshine and Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Itkin.

During the shabbos farbrengens 8 community members, inspired by Rabbi Yochanan Gurary, Chief Rabbi of Cholon, took upon themselves to lay tfillin daily. Friends and family from all over the world joined as well.

The Bar Mitzva celebration took place on Sunday at the Beis Malkin Smolensk JCC. Many members of the community experienced a bar mitzva for the first time in their lives.

Aside from saying the maamer, Menachem Mendel impressed the crowd with his violin performance. The Divrei Torah and the lebedige dancing left an indelible impression on all who were there.

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Kayla & Akiva
Mazal Tov Chani & Levi, & Grandparents
May Menachem Mendel continue to give you much Nachas as will the rest of your children & grandchildren. A special Mazal Tov to Nechama, I see your special hand in all of the preparations, like mother like daughter! Beautiful!
Shep nachas
(7/25/2013 9:44:54 PM)
Mazel Tov to Mondshine & Itkin families - much nachos to you!
From Mordechai R and family in Pittsburgh.
(7/25/2013 10:10:18 PM)
looks like good food overthere
(7/25/2013 10:19:27 PM)
Mazal Tov!
Mazal Tov Chanie and Rabbi Levi! So nice to see your beautiful family ka"h. May you continue to have much nachas! From an old mivtzoim partner back in high school!
(7/25/2013 10:37:07 PM)
R Itkin!
A sach nachas!
(7/25/2013 11:10:10 PM)
I feel like I was there
Mazal Tov Chanie and Levi..as usual you put together a beautiful simcha. Your children are super stars.... their speeches were amazing to watch and the bar mitzvah boy looks like he is ready to be head shliach somewhere in Russia.
The video makes me feel like I was there and bubby Junik I am sure appreciated the mention... with love 606
(7/26/2013 12:32:01 AM)
Mazal Tov ! Amazing simcha
Hi murrry ;)
(7/26/2013 12:34:53 AM)
rabbi yochnn
we are very happy to see you

your friends from chulon yshivah
(7/26/2013 2:58:37 AM)
I spy Ceita Mondshine :) !
(7/26/2013 8:47:50 AM)
Mazal tov! The Shollar's
Mazal tov to the parents, grandparents. And great-grandparents. What a beautiful simcha! A sach nachas.
(7/28/2013 12:06:26 AM)
mazal tov mendel from a cousin in your class!!
(7/28/2013 4:55:57 AM)
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