I was born in Washington D.C. in 2000. I grew up in Congregation Adat Israel, an egalitarian Conservative synagogue where I learned to read Torah and Haftarah. My love of Judaism was nurtured in the Jewish community school I attended. I celebrated my bat mitzvah at age 12 in my congregation, after studying with a private teacher, our rabbi, and my father. I served as the shlichat tzibur (cantor), read the entire portion of the week (Korach), and delivered a sermon. Today I live in Israel and am continuing my Jewish education in a pluralistic school and at Camp Ramah. Susie Dvoskin taught me how to prepare youngsters for their bar/bat mitzvahs. I am active in my congregation (Hod v’Hadar), and read Torah on a regular basis.