Jan Vargas Nedvetsky's Bar Mitzvah Project

$2,648

My HIAS Fundraiser for Refugees

My name is Jan Vargas Nedvetsky. I am a thirteen-year-old son of two immigrants.  Becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah at the age of thirteen symbolizes the transition from a childMore...

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My HIAS Fundraiser for Refugees

My name is Jan Vargas Nedvetsky. I am a thirteen-year-old son of two immigrants. 

Becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah at the age of thirteen symbolizes the transition from a child to an adult in the Jewish tradition. Since I am a Bar Mitzvah, Jewish law commands me to accomplish a mitzvah (service) project to put my values into practice. I chose to support an organization that means a great deal to me, HIAS.     

I chose this organization in particular, because my mother with her parents fled Russia because they were Jewish. At that time there was a lot of anti-semitism in Russia and there were not a lot of opportunities for Jewish people. With the help of HIAS, they were able to come to the United States and settle in Cleveland. If it weren't for HIAS, my parents wouldn't have met, and I wouldn't be here today.

 

On November 10th 2019 I performed a cello recital with my friend Esme Arias Kim at the Congregation Sukkat Shalom to raise support for HIAS in honor of my parents, my grandparents and all the refugees that HIAS is aiding today.

 

I hope that you can help me support HIAS, so that more people like my mother and her parents can find a home.

 

Thank You!

About HIAS

Vision

HIAS stands for a world in which refugees find welcome, safety, and freedom.


Mission

HIAS rescues people whose lives are in danger for being who they are.

  • We protect the most vulnerable refugees, helping them build new lives and reuniting them with their families in safety and freedom.
  • We advocate for the protection of refugees and assure that displaced people are treated with the dignity they deserve.

Guided by our Jewish values and history, we bring more than 130 years of expertise to our work with refugees.


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