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Jewish rite of passage (illustration) Photo: AP
Jewish rite of passage (illustration) Photo: AP

Bar mitzvah boy gives $13,000 to troops

Joshua Neidorf of Los Angeles donates sizable chunk of his bar mitzvah gifts to help injured American war veterans, active duty soldiers

Associated Press
Published: 12.21.12, 07:01 / Israel Jewish Scene

To celebrate the day he became a man, a Los Angeles 13-year-old donated a sizable chunk of his bar mitzvah gifts to help mend injured American war veterans and active duty soldiers.


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The University of California Los Angeles' Operation Mend program recently accepted a $13,000 donation from Joshua Neidorf, following his Jewish rite of passage.


Neidorf was inspired to make the gift after his family signed up to be a local social support system for an Operation Mend care recipient, Army Sgt. Louis Dahlman.


Dahlman was injured by a roadside bomb in Iraq in 2007, and now lives in eastern Texas.


During his travels to LA for a long series of jaw reconstruction surgeries, the Neidorfs have grown close to him through social visits.



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