Jewish National Fund

B'nai Mitzvah

Ava Rose Berman Bat Mitzvah Remembrance Wall

Tikkun Olam or repairing the world is a very important principle and part of becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah. Performing good deeds or mitzvot is one way of achieving this. 

I am raising money for the Jewish National Fund's B’nai Mitzvah Remembrance Wall, which will link me to a child who was killed in the Holocaust. A glass tile will be embedded into a stone wall located in Jerusalem’s American Independence Park, designed to look like a Torah scroll. The tile will bear my name, hometown, and Bat Mitzvah date, along with the name and home country of a child I recently learned about while visiting Prague in November along with my mom, and friends Stephanie, Emma and Eden Karp.

Eva Winternitz was born in May 1930 in Prague, and in August, 1942, she was transported from Prague to Theresienstadt (Terezin, a concentration camp I also visited in November). Eva was transported to Auschwitz in September 1943, where she ultimately died in March 1944 (at the age of 13 years). A former classmate of Eva’s completed this information for a Page of Testimony at Yad Vashem. I was given a copy of this Page of Testimony by our tour guide Liz, who works at Yad Vashem, while visiting the site of the Jewish Primary School in Prague (1920-1942). I was asked to keep the memory of Eva alive. With your help and the addition of this tile to the JNF B'nai Mitzvah Remembrance Wall, I will do just that.

 Thank you for your generosity and support!
Ava Rose Berman Bat Mitzvah Remembrance Wall Raised
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