Sima Eliana bat Ya'akova Batya v'Gabriel
Samantha Galvez-Weisberg, daughter of Jaime Weisberg and Gabriel Galvez Olguin, older sister to Eli, is excited to join her fellow Olim classmates as they become BMitzvahs this year, where they will be recognized as an adult in the eyes of Judaism (although still very much kids in the eyes of their parents!). Sammy is in 7th grade at IS 145 here in Jackson Heights, where she is in the dual language program and part of the drama club after school. Sammy cares deeply about the world around her - the people and animals - she aspires to be a veterinarian when she’s older, and has chosen to focus her mitzvah project on helping animals in need here in our city. She is also very aware of injustices people face, and ready to do her part to make the world a better place. She is grateful to be part of the Malkhut community, which creates opportunity for awareness, reflection, and action to do that work from a Jewish framework, and as an integral part of our Jewish faith.
I’d like to thank Sophie for helping me learn my torah portion and all the prayers. I’d like to thank Rabbi Goldenberg for helping me with my Dvar Torah. Thank you to Marina for guiding me through my Mitzvah project. I am also grateful for my grandpa who will be letting me use the Tallit he used at his Bar Mitzvah. And finally to my parents for supporting me through the whole process and bringing me to the shelter for my volunteering.
Dave & Phyllis Follender (great-grandparents), Adele Weisberg (great-grandparent), Jack Weisberg (great-grandparent), Marian (great-grandparent), Phillip Rosen (great-uncle), Stuart Lyman (cousin), Lilian Rogoff (great-aunt), Maria Delaluz Mera Jimenez (bisabuela), Pascasio Galvez Barrera (bisabuelo), Hector Olguin Aguirre (bisabuelo), Dolores Hipolito Barrera (bisabuela), Juana Galvez Mera (tia abuela), Oralia Olguin Hipolito (tia abuela), Rodolfo Olguin Castro (primo), Rogelio Olguin Hipolito (tio abuelo)