Project 150: a Mill Hill Batmitzvah
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Tuesday 4th August 2020

Sari Schochet was always going to share her Bat Mitzvah with the Mill Hill community that she was born and grew up in. While Covid-19 saw any party plans cancelled, she and her mother, Rebbetzin Chanie Schochet, hit upon the idea of doing something different. In addition to a Zoom Bat Mitzvah to which 400 people tuned in, they baked 300 challot together and had them distributed in special Shabbat bags to the housebound members of the community. 

"Sari was born and bred in the Mill Hill community. Her Bat Mitzvah coincided with the United Synagogue's 150th anniversary so we decided to call it Project 150 and make 300 challot to distribute to 150 members," said Chanie Schochet. 

Sari added, "It wasn't a party but it was a much more meaningful way for me to celebrate my Bat Mitzvah."


By Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet