On May 21st, 2023, Leora Ross, together with the Beth Ami community and her family and friends, celebrated her Cultural B Mitzvah at Staunton State Park in Pine, CO.
As a part of the service, Leora presented a commentary on a parsha (portion of the Torah). Leora’s interest in environmentalism and tikkun olam (repairing and improving the world) was reflected in her mitzvah project. Leora established a composting program for her neighborhood in Golden by researching her options, educating neighbors, and negotiating with a local company to establish a weekly compost pick up. The processed compost is then returned to the subscribers for their home gardens.
Mazel tov to Leora and her parents, Adam and Megan Ross.
Boulder Jewish News encourages Bar and Bat Mitzvah students to submit their d’var torah and information about their Mitzvah/Tikkun Olam projects. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org,