At a moving ceremony in Israel Monday 107 orphans celebrated their Bar Mitzvah together.
The children received aliyahs to the Torah in a ceremony at the Kotel, with their families in attendance, who threw candies at the Bar Mitzvah boys according to custom.
Each of the boys received Tefillin, a Talis, a Siddur, and a Yarmulka.
In attendance were Former Chief Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau, Rav Hakotel Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, Shliach Rabbi Amram Blau – Educational Director of Colel Chabad, and Rabbis Zalman Duchman, Menachem Mendel Blau, Yosef Yitzchak Chitrik, Shmuel Lipsker and Chaim Gurevitch.
The MC thanked Rabbi Yosef Gutnick of Australia – a key sponsor and supporter of the organization and the annual celebration.
Volunteers who worked towards preparing the children for their bar mitzvah were there to greet the guests and join the celebration.