Shalom! My name is Davida Task. I am 13 years old and in the seventh grade at Glenfield Middle School in Montclair NJ. My stepmom, Allison, and my dad, Aaron Task, are part of the congregation along with my half-siblings, Clementine, Abe and Zev. My mom, Jennifer Levine, is a Hebrew School educator and an artist. I’ve been going to Hebrew School at Shomrei since third grade and always enjoy the synagogue’s warm and welcoming learning environment. I have many hobbies including rowing, singing, writing, reading, thrift shopping, hanging out with friends, biking, field hockey, hiking, and swimming; all these are fun pastimes of mine. My favorite subject in school is social studies; I love learning about the past and history of others.
For my Bat Mitzvah project I am going to Nicaragua over the summer through a non- profit organization called “Me to We”; the mission is to help people all over the world who want to make a difference in less fortunate places have that opportunity. While in Nicaragua I will help build schools, learn about the culture and visit different parts of the country! I am very excited to make a difference in another place of the world. For more information about my trip go to: http://davidamitzvah.
Another part of my Bat Mitzvah project is working on a website that will be open to my friends and family to donate money to the organization. I am nervous and excited for my Bat Mitzvah but thrilled to be a part of the synagogue.
Our synagogue is the spiritual home of a warm and inviting community of Jews in and around Montclair, New Jersey. We welcome individuals, couples and families of diverse backgrounds and orientations. We observe an egalitarian, vibrant Judaism, balancing openness and traditional practice.
Open-Door Judaism: members voluntarily set the level of thier dues.