Walk for Autism

At His Untraditional Bar Mitzvah, A Son With Autism Leads The Congregation

A piece of my soul died when we decided that Ben’s autism would necessitate a reexamination of a conventional Bar Mitzvah service. Having guided so many young people through their studies towards becoming Bar or Bat Mitzvah, I yearned to have the unique privilege of preparing my own son, my firstborn, the way my father, also a rabbi, had long ago prepared me.

Mom and Ben at the Walk for Autism. Ben cut the ribbon to start everybody off. Photo courtesy Rabbi Rebecca Schorr

A Different Kind Of Bar Mitzvah: Walking For Autism

Hidden away, they have been waiting for this day. To be used for the purpose for which they had been created. Beautifully, lovingly.

Rabbi Rebecca Schorr
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