Seventh graders at Yeshiva of South Shore celebrated their collective Bar Mitzvos and the mitzvah of tefillin that they’ve begun to observe, at a program that included a gala breakfast, divrei Torah relating to tefillin, and a visit by two sofrim of the Tefillin Awareness Project.
Each talmid had a chance to have his tefillin examined and, if necessary, adjusted. They received tips to ensure that they are properly fulfilling the halachos of tefillin each day.
The program is “a foundation for our talmidim in the proper observance of this all-important mitzvah,” said Rabbi Zev Davidowiz, menahel hamechina. “Doing the mitzvah the right way makes all the difference!”