(From left) Mendel Weinfeld, Dan Goldman and Mendel Erlinwein in Orinda, CA.

Roving Rabbis Celebrate Bar Mitzvah in Town Square

From J Weekly:

“Roving Rabbis” Mendel Weinfeld and Mendel Erlenwein were handing out Shabbat candles, mezuzahs and kosher food while making their usual rounds in Contra Costa County in California when they got an unusual request.

The 19-year-old rabbinical students were in Orinda when they met a Jewish man in his 60s who said he regretted having never had a bar mitzvah. Within minutes, they had their books out and the soon-to-be bar mitzvah man in tefillin.

“We had a bar mitzvah right there in Orinda Theater Square!” Weinfeld boasted. “People came over to see, everyone was dancing.”

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