Oriyah Yakuti from the town of Avdon in northern Israel was evacuated from her house due to the security situation. She was to have celebrated her Bat Mitzvah recently, but the celebration was canceled due to the war. This week, in Jerusalem, she finally was able to hold her Bat Mitzvah celebration.

"I had my Bat Mitzvah," she recounts to Arutz Sheva - Israel National News. "They took me and told me to close my eyes, and when I opened them, the room was full of confetti and singing and dancing. It was a lot of fun. I am thankful to God for giving us such good people here."

Ariella, Oriyah's mother, was extremely excited by the celebration. "We would like to thank everyone who pitched in and helped to make us happy during this period. It was amazing. I have no words to describe our happiness. There are people with enormous hearts, and it was really nice to see this. We have been here five weeks already and are thankful for everything that we have, but we would still like to go back to a peaceful home, which is unfortunately impossible right now."

Hadassah Gadasi, director of the branch of the Ezra organization that helped to arrange the celebration, commented: "When we heard that there were evacuees from the north here, we decided that our organization was going to create a pleasant atmosphere for them. We invited the youth to a bonfire that was a lot of fun, and then we heard Oriyah talking about how she had not been able to celebrate her Bat Mitzvah because of the war. We decided that this would be the chance to give her an incredible Bat Mitzvah. We asked for donations, and the entire nation came together to help. Thank you to everyone."

"We have understood the value of carrying on during wartime. We created a Bat Mitzvah in less than a week. The most important thing is that Oriyah and her family are happy. We are hoping to invite the youth to additional activities or to bring those activities to them."