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People enjoy celebrating their birthdays with parties, but not everyone gets that luxury. Joey, son of Lisa and Larry Carson of Chesterfield, realized this and wanted to make a change. He wanted more kids to have great birthday parties like he had enjoyed. 

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Yitzchak Tuvia Yabeta Rubin, the son of David Aaron Rubin and Norma Yabeta Rubin of University City, became a bar mitzvah June 24, 2019 at the Kotel HaMaaravi in Jerusalem. Yitzchak read Torah and led a morning service, followed by a nine-course lunch at the Eucalyptus Restaurant, where the …

People enjoy celebrating their birthdays with parties, but not everyone gets that luxury. Joey, son of Lisa and Larry Carson of Chesterfield, realized this and wanted to make a change. He wanted more kids to have great birthday parties like he had enjoyed. 

At 5 years old, while visiting family in Washington, D.C., Ethan witnessed firsthand the homeless issue in the United States. It was difficult for him to understand why these people were sleeping on park benches, street corners and in alleys without a safe or stable place to call home. Even though it was foreign to him, Ethan was determined to seek out homeless people in other cities he and his family visited and feed them a hot meal. 

As hard as it was studying Hebrew for her bat mitzvah and as nerve racking as it was standing on the bimah in front of more than 100 people, Kate said it was all worth it. That’s because it brought her to the beginning of her mitzvah project at Country Acres Pet Rescue in Manchester.

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Mitzvot from the Heart

Friday, February 28, 2020
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People enjoy celebrating their birthdays with parties, but not everyone gets that luxury. Joey, son of Lisa and Larry Carson of Chesterfield, realized this and wanted to make a change. He wanted more kids to have great birthday parties like he had enjoyed. 

We asked readers to cast their vote for St. Louis’ top businesses that help to make bar and bat mitzvahs, weddings and other celebrations occasions to remember for a lifetime. More than 700 people voted in the poll and on the following pages, find the results. We have listed the first-, seco… Read more

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