Shalom. My name is Marcella Borgenicht and my Bat Mitzvah is May 9. My mom, Ruth Borgenicht, dad, Jonathan Fellus, and brother, Eli are all members of the congregation. I am in seventh grade at Glen Ridge High School. I enjoy mixed martial arts and competing for first place. I also enjoy nature and creating projects from found materials and garbage. My favorite way to connect to my spirituality and religion is going to my summer camp, Eden Village, where I also explore cooking and herbalism.
For my bat mitzvah project, I sold earrings that I made and donated the money I earned to Mazon. Mazon is an organization that is trying to end hunger in Israel and around the world. I chose this organization because I believe that no one should be starving and that, if they are, they should have access to nutritious food. I love doing anything to assist those in need.
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.