The Mauda Family went on Mivtzoyim During Sukkos,
Helped 25 Yidden Bench Lulav, and 10 Yidden make a Bracha לישב בסוכה.
First, you need to understand a little something about my son Yinon. He is an extremely shy and sensitive boy. To do mitzvoyim in no easy task. BH his sisters are the opposite and they assist a lot, or shall I say take over and do it for him. But one day, I took him to his speech therapy appointment. ALL his therapists are Jewish and many people in the waiting room are as well. I casually mentioned bringing his lulav/esrog and he agreed nervously. I assured him if he needed help I would be there. But when we got there, he got really motivated. He explained proudly how to hold and shake the lulav to each person. He told everyone the bracha. We were so impressed with him….especially his therapist. She knows of his difficulty with shyness. But on top of it all…by explaining the bracha to everyone, he was pronouncing sounds he has difficulty with. Not only did he do this with his therapist but every Jewish person in the office at the time…totaling 6. One stated she had never done this before and another stated she hadn’t done this in over 20 years. Yinon felt so proud of this accomplishment. My only disappointment was this was all done without the camera and photo op to mark the occasion. But I knew, had I brought it out, he may not have continued and did as well as he did. As a mother, I am extremely proud of him, as a fellow educator, I am impressed to see a school that inspires children….to the point of coming out of their comfort zone. Thank you!