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Teen makes a difference for orphans in Kenya slum

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/bar_and_bat_mitzvahs/article/teen_makes_a_difference_for_orphans_in_kenya_slum_20071109

After Ryan Silver returned home from a trip to Africa with his family, he began preparing for his bar mitzvah. Without hesitation, he knew that his mitzvah project would involve helping the children in the orphanage he visited in a Nairobi slum. Between the guests' donations and his own, Silver raised more than $2,700. In addition to completing a Jewish rite of passage, Silver was pleased that his celebration helped educate others about the plight of the children in Africa and to ultimately offer financial support.

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