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Nes Gadol calls its first autistic students to the Torah

B'nai mitzvah -- and a big miracle -- at West L.A.'s Vista Del Mar

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/bar_and_bat_mitzvahs/article/nes_gadol_calls_its_first_autistic_students_to_the_torah_20070511

It's a typical Wednesday afternoon on the bimah at West Los Angeles' Vista Del Mar, a onetime Jewish orphanage that evolved into one of the nation's largest, most comprehensive child services centers. Cantor Steve Puzarne and Neal Katz are in the campus' aging sanctuary as part of Nes Gadol, an effort launched by Vista Del Mar last February in conjunction with The Miracle Project to help children with varying degrees of learning challenges become sons and daughters of the commandment.

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