Fifteen boys will partake in a special group bar mitzvah celebration on April 23rd. "Sadly, many of the students simply cannot afford to celebrate this special occasion because of their families’ financial hardship," stated Rabbi Eli Goldsmith of the Bet Shemesh Educational Center which is sponsoring the event. After completing an educational course, each boy will be given a set of teffilin and a tallit. The event will be held at the Bet Shemesh Educational Center under the auspices of Dr. David J. Portowicz and Rabbi Eli Goldsmith. For more information call 057-317-5856.