It’s a Mitzvah

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In 2014, Martin C. Barell student Sam will be Bar Mitzvahed. In preparation, he’s doing a “Mitzvah Project,” (mitzvah means “good deed”) by hosting a Bake Sale on Fridays at the school to raise money for Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (LI chapter). This is a cause that is near to the family’s heart because Sam’s older brother Michael has SMA. Sam has already raised over $50 and the sale will continue through the end of February 2014.

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Sam and his brother Michael

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Barell families are taking turns donating wonderful cakes, cookies and muffins they’ve baked at home themselves. Classmate Tyler specifically wanted to do something to help his friend Sam, so last week he and his mom baked a lemon cheesecake. It was a big hit!

tyler p mitzvah cheesecake 12.9.13Students and staff look forward to the Mitzvah Bake Sale. Some students use their assistive technology devices to make their selection….

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…and some just go for it!

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Sam handles the financial transactions on his own with prompts from his teacher Jen.

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We’re all happy to be a part of Sam’s Mitzvah!