Mazel Tov to Zev and the Schwartz Family!
Zev Joseph Schwartz, son of Midbar Kodesh Temple congregants Jennifer and Darren Schwartz, will be called to the Torah and become a Bar Mitzvah.
Grandparents Dr. Robert Goldman, Nancy Goldman and Alan and Jackie Schwartz will be in attendance to celebrate their grandson. Friends and family are traveling from California, Arizona, New York, Florida, Ohio and Michigan to participate in the festivities. Local friends and family will also be attendance.
Zev, a local Middle School 7th grader, has attended Camp Alonim in California and looks forward to returning to camp each summer. Zev will work with his B'nei Mitzvah class to sponsor a group Mitzvah Project. Members from the David L. Simon Foundation introduce the concept of selecting one or more projects and gives the class a donation of up to $1000 to spend on any Tikkun Olam project(s) they select. The B'nei Mitzvah class serves as a Jr. Board as they learn more about organizations that build a better world. They learn how to present their project to each other for consideration and to the congregation for education or for fundraising. They also take on a personal project to champion.
Zev plays soccer and baseball. He hopes to attend college and play on the school's baseball team. Zev’s love for baseball spills over into his Mitzvah Project, which finds him working with Bolden Little League to try and build up the program and provide funds for the equipment this organization needs. Zev knows that Little League Baseball has always been a great way for a community to come together to promote positive growth for those who need it the most. The Bolden Little League is a community effort between the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Bolden Area Command and local partners to provide the children of Historic West Las Vegas the complete little league experience. The Bolden League was started in 2017 in order to promote community engagement and involvement between the local community and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Zev appreciates the value of Tikkun Olam, helping to build and strengthen our world by contributing his talent, time and treasure to great causes.
Zev said that he would like to thank his parents for all of the hard work they do for him and “for the sacrifices they make for me.” He also wants to thank the Rabbi and Cantor “for all the one on one they have provided for me in order to prepare for my bar mitzvah.” Zev looks forward to spending a fun weekend with friends and family.