Young Adam Silverman, whose family are members of Park Avenue Synagogue in Manhattan, hit the big time at his Bar Mitzvah. At least he must have, for Adam was able to make a gift from his Bar Mitzvah stash of over $40,000 to JAFI’s athletics and tennis activities for Ethiopian immigrant children at the Mevasseret Tzion absorption center (outside Jerusalem). Kol Ha-kavod to Adam!

photo credit: Brian Hendler

That must have been some Bar Mitzvah! I sure hope the Jewish Funders Network gives him a seat at the table at their Teen Funders Network luncheon next month in New York.