Jan 22, 2013
Bar Mitzvah Launches Project

Rabbi Mayshe and Shifra Schwartz used the Bar Mitzvah of their son to launch a new project across Eastern Massachusetts.

By COLlive reporter

It has become popular as of late for Bar Mitzvah boys to give a portion of their gifts to all sorts of charities and causes. Mendel Schwartz, 13, decided to use the monies he received at his Bar Mitzvah last month to purchase Tefillin.

To be exact, he donated the funds to The Tefillin Project.

The initiative, led by his parents, Rabbi Mayshe and Shifra Schwartz, offers to subsidize a pair of Tefillin to any Jewish male in Eastern Massachusetts who will commit to put them on each morning.

"It is our hope that for anyone who is ready to make the commitment of putting on Tefillin daily, we will be able to help take out the financial hurdle," said Rabbi Schwartz, Director of Chabad of Brookline (a.k.a. Chabad Chai Center).

The project, which received guidance from Rabbi Moshe Shemtov and the Shluchim Office, was launched on the 10th of Shvat, the day the Rebbe accepted leadership of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement.

Mendel Schwartz made the announcement at his Bar Mitzvah celebration which took place on the 24th of Teves in the Longwood Towers Condos with family, members of the Jewish community and local Shluchim.

His father said he hopes that The Tefillin Project, "a natural fit for a Bar Mitzvah," becomes a popular choice for Bar Mitzvah gifts.

Find out more at Thetefillinproject.com



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1
we love you shwartz MAS
from your country friends!!
(1/22/2013 11:38:24 PM)
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BIG FAN
GO SHWARTZIES!
(1/23/2013 12:27:15 AM)
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I spy Effy!!!
(1/23/2013 1:45:54 AM)
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shlomie & tziri baitch
Mazal tov mazal tov.
(1/23/2013 1:53:54 AM)
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Beautiful!!
(1/23/2013 2:47:29 AM)
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Hey Uncle Abe!!!
BEST UNCLE IN THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE!
(1/23/2013 7:12:01 AM)
7
big mazal tov!
from ur danish fans
(1/23/2013 8:01:15 AM)
8
you feel the warmth!
What a sweet & loving family! MT only simchas
(1/23/2013 8:58:02 AM)
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Necha Mindel
Mazel tov again to Rabbi and Pearl Shapiro, what a gorgeous family you guys have in Brookline, love the ambience

Norma
(1/23/2013 9:42:57 AM)
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Big Mazel Tov
Hey Maysh and Shifra Big Mazel Tov on the Bar Mitzvah keep up the great work. Great to see the family altogether again!
Yanky,Perel & The Rubin Family
Miami Beach
(1/23/2013 11:04:43 AM)
11
Amazing Shluchim!!
Just what the Rebbe would have wanted.
(1/23/2013 5:34:25 PM)
12
Heyy
I spy my brother there!
(1/23/2013 5:35:22 PM)
13
cool
go mendel mas
(1/23/2013 5:58:12 PM)
14
go neha!!!!!!
woohoo!!!! nehas the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
brings up true bnei and bnos chabad!!!!
yechi hamelech!!!
(1/23/2013 6:34:24 PM)
15
cool
go mendel
(1/23/2013 9:34:14 PM)
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Mazal Tov Mendel!!
You all are such an inspiration! It looks like an amazing Bar Mitzvah. I so wish I was there! Mendel, Shula, Dovie, Sholom, Zalman, Sarah, Levi, and Esther - you my most favorite kids in the whole wide world :) Miss you all!!!
Hadassah
(1/24/2013 8:49:23 AM)
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A Boston Fan
Always the best party in town! Wish I could have been there!
(1/24/2013 10:29:36 AM)
18
The best Chabad house
An example for everybody,we love you guys!
(1/24/2013 9:44:36 PM)
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