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Elementary school children attending Lubavitch Educational Center (LEC) in Miami recently participated in an annual schoolwide campaign. The project reached out to the South Florida Jewish community and enabled many individuals to perform the mitzvot of Sukkot.
The center has worked hard to educate its students and the extended Jewish community. Thanks to Aspaclaria, a local Judaic store, the children were able to purchase their own lulav and esrog at highly discounted prices. Thus armed, they went out in the community to make the holiday of Sukkot a true simcha.
The youngsters formed small groups and, accompanied by a parent or older sibling, headed to malls, hospitals, nursing homes and shopping centers. They carried their arba minim and made a wonderful impact on many who otherwise would not have had the opportunity to perform the mitzvot of the holiday.
In past years, the LEC elementary students from grades one to six, a group totaling close to 400 children, brought the holiday mitzvot to approximately 2,500 Jews. The goal this year was to double their rate of success. While the tally has not yet been completed, it currently stands at over 4,500. The enormous effect that the students had on the South Florida Jewish community is beyond description.
As a special bonus this year, a website was set up so children could keep track of the people they helped. Anyone can visit the site – Leclulav.Info – and read inspirational reports.
This project was renewed and enhanced with the hope and prayer of the immediate recovery of Rivka Bas Rochel, and Rivka Bas Sara B. May they have a complete refuah sheleimah.
About the Author: Shelley Benveniste is South Florida editor of The Jewish Press.
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The ceremony was capped off with an eloquent speech delivered by class valedictorian, National Merit Scholar and student body president Ethan Danial.
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