Yelena Keller Wyman
June 15, 2013
Thank you everyone for coming to my Bat Mitzvah. Thank you friends, cousins, uncles and aunts and grandparents. Thank you to my mentor Beth Jacobson, for being a good mentor and for helping me and for putting in a lot of time and for setting up the interview and for editing my paper and for doing stuff. And thank you to Rabbi Peter for helping me come up with an idea for my major project and for being supportive and for hosting the ceremony and for being my rabbi since I was 9. Thank you for making the Bat and Bar Mitzvah program. Thank you Isabel for running the Bar and Bat Mitzvah program at our congregation. Thank you Aram for the great music today. Thank you to my parents for feeding me.
I want to celebrate with important people in my life that I am now older and wiser; that I learned stuff about my family, and that I learned about orthodox clothing. Learning about my family was important because there was a lot of stuff I didn’t know, like about my grandparents’ childhoods. It wasn’t important to me to learn about orthodox clothing, but it was interesting.
Becoming a young adult means that I am becoming older and wiser and that I get more responsibilities.
My parents are happy that I am having a Bat Mitzvah because it means I am growing up, and because it’s an excuse for them to try to control everything. I’m excited for the party because its fun.