On Saturday, May 11, at 3 PM, a group of 22 students ranging from 69 to 97 years old will celebrate their B’nei Mitzvah together at Temple Emanuel in Newton. The class is unique not only for the age of its celebrants, but for the size of the group, which is comprised solely of residents from all four 2Life Communities campuses: Shillman House in Framingham, Coleman House and Golda Meir House in Newton, and the sprawling Brighton campus. What’s more, 21 of the students are women!
This Jewish B’nei Mitzvah ceremony marks the beginning of adulthood, and is usually celebrated at age 12 (for girls) or 13 (for boys). But girls in the United States have only regularly been included in the ritual since the 1960s, and many of our female students' watched their brothers and sons celebrate this milestone but were excluded themselves.
Family and friends are traveling from all over the country to witness this event, and we’ll be providing transportation to and from each of our campuses so that students’ neighbors can share in the celebration. We’d love to see you there too!
Our hope is to raise money in honor of our students, with those funds supporting the dynamic programs and supportive services that make 2Life a great place to live and an awesome place to age. Contributions will support the award-winning programs and services that help 2Life residents age affordably and live well.
If you’d like to make a gift to 2Life Communities in honor of the 2019 2Life B’Nei Mitzvah class, click below!