Fill in the Blanks Bar/Bat Mitzvah Speech

Shabbat Shalom.

Thank you all for coming to my bar/bat mitzvah. It really means a lot to me that you all are here.

My parsha is Parsha __________. In Parsha __________, ____________ (Insert biblical hero here. If in doubt, use Moses.) talks to ___________ (insert wise authority figure here, usually God) and learns about ________. I think this relates to ___________ (some trivial thing, eg. a homework assignment) because when I had to ___________, I felt like __________. (Hero.) (insert a few sentences summarizing parsha and situation) It also relates to my mitzvah project. For my mitzvah project, I relentlessly begged my relatives collected funds for __________(insert a charity here.) I really felt like a good Jew when I saw a photo of __________ (who/whatever the charity helps).

There are a lot of people I want to thank today. I want to thank Rabbi _________ and Cantor ________ for helping me with my studies. I want to thank my parents for always being there for me. I want to thank my sister(s)/brother(s) ________, (insert names here.) Even though you mostly annoy me, deep, deep, deep. deep inside, I actually love you! (Insert laugh track here) I also want to thank my Uncle Joe for flying in from Canada and my Great-Aunt Bessie and her family for driving from Florida! I also want to thank everyone who flew here for taking time to be here with ME! (Laugh track) But seriously, I love you guys. Without you, I am nothing.

Thanks again everyone for being here on my special day. Shabbat Shalom.

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Novel

Hi, Everyone!

I am writing a novel. It takes place in a small town in West Virginia right before and during World War II. I have been researching about different things about that time period, and here are some Gem Websites for all History Nerds out there:

http://vector.tutsplus.com/articles/inspiration/inspiration-80-amazing-wwii-allied-propaganda-posters/  These are different WWII USA propaganda poster. Some are cool, some are funny, and some are awkwardly outdated.

http://www.retronaut.com/ This is a collection of different artifacts and photos from the 0000’s to the 2010s.

http://www.foodtimeline.org/ This is a timeline of food throughout the ages. If you go to this, http://www.foodtimeline.org/fooddecades.html, it gives you an outline of different decades in the US and recipes and such.

 

I am having an awesomely nerdy moment here, please forgive me. 🙂

 

❤ Naomi