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Slam Dunk Bat Mitzvah

Atara Rush involves classmates in a basketball marathon and donates her gifts to raise money for a terror victims fund in Israel.

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/community_briefs/article/slam_dunk_bat_mitzvah_20020809

A couple of months before her bat mitzvah last year, Atara Rush, a seventh-grader at Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy, attended the Israel Solidarity Rally in front of The Jewish Federation headquarters on Wilshire Boulevard. Someone handed her a poster to hold up. It was from the Israel Emergency Solidarity Fund (IESF), and on it were the faces of more than 100 Israelis killed in the current intifada. She spent the entire rally memorizing those faces.

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