The new Bar Mitzva Dads and Lads Club 13 of Borehamwood, UK launched its first of 8 sessions on Sunday.
Rabbi Yossi Simon of Tzivos Hashem did an educational presentation of Teffilin and a Sofer Stam in general.
The event ended with all the fathers in attendance putting on Tefillin, 2 of which had never done so before, and so celebrated their Bar Mitzvah.
“One father in the group told me he saw a documentary on television of Chabad of California which made him realize that since he had never put on Teffilin, he had never had a Bar Mitzvah,” said Rabbi Amos Azizoff, organizer of the event. “He was extremely emotional!”