Approximately 200 Israeli Shuvu boys joined together for a gala bar mitzvah in Jerusalem, enjoying festive celebrations, heartwarming live music and Divrei Torah from luminaries of the Torah world. Among the most touching moments of the joyous event was when 30 boys who turned 13 this month were presented with brand new, beautiful Tefillin, funded by donations from bar mitzvah boys in the United States and London.
The bar mitzvah boys were privileged to hear from Horav Binyomin Finkel, HoRav Shmuel Rabinowitz, Shuvu director Rav Chaim Michoel Gutterman and Rav Nissan Kaplan. Several of the boys addressed the audience, with one noting that his father had begun putting on Tefillin daily because of Shuvu, while another said that his studies in a Shuvu school inspired him to convince his father to close his business on Shabbos.
והשיב לב אבות אל בנים ולב בנים אל אבותם