Archive for October, 2012

Bringing Light to Brightwood

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

The day after her Bat Mitzvah at Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Synagogue, you would think that Mollie Milchberg, her friends, and family would be sleeping in and perhaps meeting for brunch somewhere downtown. Instead, at 10am sharp, they were piled into a single family home off Georgia Avenue in the Brightwood neighborhood, learning how to hold a paint roller. To celebrate Mollie’s Bat Mitzvah, she chose to host a Yachad Mitzvah Party. Her family and friends came together to raise funds and roll up their sleeves and help renovate a house into office spaces for a wonderful nonprofit, and long time Yachad partner, Emory Beacon of Light. The house was owned by the non-profit and had been vacant for a while. They had been paying rent for office space down the street. When they realized they could save money to renovate the house into an office space, they teamed up with Yachad to do the job. Thanks to Mollie, friends and family, they are one step closer to having an office to call “home”.

Special thanks to all the volunteers, donors, and supporters of Mollie’s Mitzvah Party. A very very special thanks to Mollie and family for their decision to make such a hands on impact to celebrate such a wonderful occasion.

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