Bar Mitzvah celebrant Coby Brown raised over £2,600 for Emunah on an 8-mile sponsored walk of 38 London theatres and was accompanied by his father, Jamie. The Highgate School student twinned his simcha with a boy from Emunah’s Afula home and the boys met during a family trip prior to Coby’s Bar Mitzvah at Stanmore Synagogue, last week. An Emunah support worker accompanied ‘Eliav’ to join them at the Kotel.
“I wanted to help a 13-year-old boy who has not grown up in the same loving and supportive environment as me,” explained Coby.
Reflecting on his son’s success, Jamie Brown said: “I am so proud of Coby for twinning his bar mitzvah with Emunah and for combining his fundraising with his love of theatre.”
British Emunah director Deborah Nathan praised their efforts: “In Israel Emunah cares for 12,000 vulnerable and ‘at risk’ children who rely on our help. We wish mazal tov to Coby and his family and thank them for this innovative way to fundraise to help less fortunate children to be able to enjoy their own Bar or Bat Mitzvah celebrations.”