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Procedure for a Donation of Tefillin to bar-mitzvah boys from disadvantaged families

Background

The bar-mitzvah is one of the most significant moments for boys who have reached the age of keeping the commandments. At the bar-mitzvah ceremony, the boy puts on Tefillin for the first time in his life, puts on a Tallit and is also called up to read the Torah as an adult.

The act of putting on Tefillin and putting on a Tallit connects the boy to the long line of generations of the Jewish people.

The Western Wall Heritage Foundation has taken upon itself to try, to the best of its ability, to assist in locating a donor for welfare families that make a request for help in buying Tefillin, in order to allow a boy whose family cannot pay the costs of celebrating a bar-mitzvah when he is wearing Tefillin and a Tallit that belong solely to him.

 

Criteria for receiving a donation:

A bar-mitzvah boy who celebrates a bar-mitzvah through the Western Wall Heritage Foundation and/or at the Western Wall and does not have a pair