Mazal Tov to Maeira and Michel Werthenschlag on the celebration of their son Simon's Bar Mitzvah this week. Simon had his first Aliya on Monday at Etz Chaim with his family, including his grandparents Fred and Cheryl Halpern and his great grand-mother Gladys Halpern, reading from his late great-grandfather Sam Halpern’s z'l Torah.
Simon lives on the Upper East Side and is also a proud member of Etz Chaim. He is a 7th grader at Ramaz who loves soccer (especially the French national team), snowboarding, playing guitar and video games. In his spare time, he visits seniors with dementia and participates in Mishna Yomi.