13 yr old Ethan Seligmann, from Edgware, is a young man with a purpose, strong values and a kind heart.

After consulting with parents, Ryan & Amanda, he brainstormed a way to add a different dimension to his Bar Mitzvah and took his celebration to the next level.

He selected GIFT through which to do his community charitable project as he was aware of GIFT’s work supporting the community and this was of prime importance to him.

After speaking with Esther Zneimer, GIFT’s Bnei Mitzvah Co-ordinator, Ethan proceeded to enlist the help of his family and friends and collect all sorts of personal care products in the month leading up to his Bar Mitzvah. The response was overwhelming and enabled him to personally pack many hundreds of items into toiletry parcels.

Marshall Hoffman, GIFT’s Warehouse Manager welcomed Ethan to the Hub and his kind words also touched Ethan profoundly, making him realise the impact his gesture would have on the lives of the recipients of the support packages.

Ethan’s photo on the GIFT Hub ‘Wall of Fame’ will undoubtedly encourage Ethan’s peers to take on similar projects for their own Bar and Bat Mitzvah for the greater good of the wider Community.

Ethan’s mother Amanda remarked to Esther, ‘Marshal, your warehouse manager was so lovely and said some beautiful words to Ethan for all that he had done for the recipients. It really added to the whole experience and made us all feel extra good. Thank you for all your help! PG we will be in touch next year for my daughter’s batmitzvah!’

To sign up for your personalised GIFT Bnei Mitzva project, contact Esther Zneimer at Esther@jgift.org

Ethan Seligmann with his incredible toiletry collection for GIFT service users.