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Mateo Menken Hanmer

Matan Hayyim ben Chana v’Aco

Mateo Menken Hanmer, son of Kate Menken and Stephen Hanmer D’Elia, is a student at IS 145 Joseph Pulitzer. He is passionate about math, physics, tennis, trains, and aviation.

Thank You!

Thank you to everyone here including my tutors Jim Talbott and Cantor Miriam, to Rabbi Goldenberg who helped me with my Dvar Torah, to Marina for helping me with my mitzvah project, and last but not least, thank you to all of my fellow Olim for making this such an amazing experience. Finally, I would like to thank my parents for helping to guide me through this journey and all of my extended family for completing the odyssey that is traveling to New York City.

In Memoriam

Henry Hanmer (grandfather), Sofia Noznitzer (great grandmother)

Mitzvah Project

For my Mitzvah project, I helped out on the open street that is 34th ave, which many of you probably crossed to get here. During the COVID pandemic, the Open Street (also referred to as Paseo Park) was a light to the community as it offered wonderful open spaces for activities. These activities currently include dancing, arts and crafts, sports, and many other activities. For my Mitzvah project, I helped out with setting up and coordinating certain activities such as chess and pickle ball. I did this with the 34th Avenue Open Streets Coalition. It was nice to see how, no matter whether a small or large turnout, all the volunteers were cheerful and genuinely happy to be there helping their community. 


These are some images from when I helped to volunteer playing and teaching pickle ball:

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