Ariella’s Bat Mitzvah speech perfectly captured the young lady of integrity and passion that she is. Ariella crafted a magnificent Dvar Torah from Parshat Chayei Sarah that was meaningful and poignant and ended her speech by announcing that her first post-bat Mitzvah project would be a swim-a-thon to raise money for Beit Elezrachi (a home for disadvantaged youth in Israel). For that is Ariella; always thinking of how she can make the world a better place for others. A young lady who loves to read fantasy novels (such as the Hunger Games), Ariella’s academic prowess is matched by her talents in art (the winner of the Yolande Frank Competition) and her giving, kind heart. Ariella is a softly spoken dynamo and we are so proud of all her achievements. Mazel tov Ariella!