“This year, I was thinking of ways that I could use my skills to help those less fortunate. A lot of people don't realize that in a modern, "start-up" nation like Israel there is still a very real problem of poverty.
For my Bat Mitzvah, I led a project with 6th grade girls from Migdal Ohr. We created beautiful papier-mâché gifts for children at Hadassah Hospital and are planning to deliver them when COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.”
Gefen's personal GoFundMe campaign raised $12,000 for Migdal Ohr and she celebrated her Bat Mitzvah this May over Shavuot.
Dear Gefen, Mazal tov and thank you! You empowered the girls at Migdal Ohr to feel like givers and became a role model for them. We cannot wait to see what you will do next!