B'NEI MITZVAH PROJECTS
Hi my name is Olivia and I will be celebrating my Bat Mitzvah this May 2021. Since I was a little girl, I have always loved animals and the thought of animals being put to sleep because they didn’t have a home, always bothered me.
For these reasons, I have decided to raise funds to support the ASPCA as my bnai mitzvah project. I am excited that I will be raising funds for animals in need. Your donation will help the ASPCA provide life-saving programs and services to millions of animals nationwide. I believe that foundations like the ASPCA are crucial for the preservation of animals. The ASPCA also fights to give abused and homeless animals a second chance at life. Please celebrate this special day by making a donation and help me make a positive impact in the lives of animals! Thank you!
Emma Michal Behrens will be called to the Torah on May 1, 2021 at Temple Beth Sholom. She is the daughter of Jack and Andrea Behrens and sister to Noah.
Emma is a 7th grader at Johnson Middle School where she is a member of the basketball team. She is a second-degree Blackbelt in Tae Kwon Do, enjoys music, dancing, skateboarding, snowboarding, streaming, and gaming. Emma loves to laugh and can make anything fun.
Living in a house with rescue dogs, Emma wanted to help the Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (“NVSPCA”). She collected donations of cat food for the NVSPCA’s Drive Thru Pet Pantry. The pantry provides free pet food for those in need and is open every Sunday. Emma surpassed her goal of collecting more than 250 lbs. of cat food. Emma also worked to bring awareness to the NVSPCA’s Pet Fostering Program by fostering two kittens until they were strong enough to be adopted. She chronicled her adventure and provided information on pet fostering on her Instagram account. Please check it out @emmasmitzvah2021 on Instagram.
Emma is honored and excited to read the same Torah portion that her late grandfather, Herbert Behrens, read when he became a Bar Mitzvah 81 years ago. Emma and her family are happy to be able to share this occasion with friends and family far and near.