Sam and Gabe's B'nei Mitzvah Project

Sam and Gabe's B'nei Mitzvah Project

About This Campaign

We are very excited to be having our b’nei mitzvah on October 24, 2020. This day is also going to be our 13th birthday! The synagogue is planning to do a zoom or livestream so everyone can view the service. Stay tuned for details on that.

When you have a bar mitzvah, part of the process is doing a mitzvah project to give back to the community.

For our project, our parents helped us choose to help with something very personal- the Ronald McDonald House. Before we were even born, we had a big struggle. When mom was pregnant with us, she was diagnosed with Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome, something that happens only in identical twin pregnancies. It’s where one twin sends all the blood/nutrients/fluid to the other twin through the placenta, leaving one twin depleted (that was Gabe) and one twin overloaded (that was Sam). It’s a faulty system which puts the pregnancy at great risk. In order to save our lives, mom had to have surgery on the placenta to separate it into 2 sections so each twin would have a share. The surgery was done at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in July of 2007 and during that time our folks stayed for a few weeks at the Ronald McDonald house in Camden, NJ.

In Sam’s words: I’m forever thankful for the Ronald McDonald house for giving my parents a safe place to stay while we were all suffering from TTTS.

In Gabe’s words: Thank you for helping me even before I arrived.

Because this organization was so helpful to us, we are helping raise money for them for our mitzvah project. We also plan to volunteer there preparing meals once Covid is over and they allow that again.

Please consider making a donation, we truly appreciate it. Follow this link to a campaign for Ronald McDonald House Greater Hudson Valley: https://give.rmh-ghv.org/campaigns/15306-meals-that-heal-2020

Thank you very much!

Sam and Gabe Rikon
  • Campaign by Rebecca Rikon

  • Supports 0 Charities
  • Started 1 Campaign
Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley

Campaign to Support Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley

Keeping families with sick or injured children close to each other and the care and resources they need.

  1. Dennis and Marjorie Landsberg
    Dennis and Marjorie Landsberg gave a donation
    Congratulations on you Bar Mitzvahs Margie and Dennis
    2 days ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  2. Gayle Sidenberg
    Gayle Sidenberg gave a donation
    Dedication In Honor of: Sam and Gabe Rikon
    Mazel Tov! with love, Gayle and Alan
    3 days ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  3. Ashley Levi and Eric  Katcher
    Ashley Levi and Eric Katcher gave a $200 donation
    Mazel Tov on your special day!
    3 days ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  4. Sam Pollack
    Sam Pollack gave a $100 donation
    Mazel tov!
    5 days ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  5. Trudy and Marvin Davis
    Trudy and Marvin Davis gave a $150 donation
    Dedication In Honor of: Sammy & Gabe Rikon
    With all of our love to Sammy and Gabe on this happy occasion. Great aunt and uncle Trudy & Marv
    6 days ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  6. Rebecca Kniesel
    Rebecca Kniesel gave a $105.67 donation
    6 days ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  7. Jonathan Houghton and Dory Hack
    Jonathan Houghton and Dory Hack gave a $360 donation
    6 days ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  8. Laura and Les  Sahr
    Laura and Les Sahr gave a $37.84 donation
    Mazel Tov!
    7 days ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  9. Ronald Pollack
    Ronald Pollack gave a $156.72 donation
    Mazel tov to the Bar Mitzvah Boys and their whole family!!!!
    7 days ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  10. Holli Newman
    Holli Newman gave a $105 donation
    Mazel Tov! Love Holli & Sue
    7 days ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  11. Maxine and Andrew  Benjamin
    Maxine and Andrew Benjamin gave a $450 donation
    Mazel Tov and lots of love to our Bar Mitzvah boys!! We are so proud of you! Grandma and Grandpa
    13 days ago · Like
  12. Sarah Aronow
    Sarah Aronow gave a $50 donation
    Mazel tov Sam and Gabe
    13 days ago · Like
  13. Leslie ,Carrie and Michael Rikon
    Leslie ,Carrie and Michael Rikon gave a $450 donation
    Mazl Tov
    13 days ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  14. Alan Baker
    Alan Baker gave a $25 donation
    13 days ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  15. Lisa Cohen
    Lisa Cohen gave a $57.20 donation
    Wow I never knew your struggles. Mazel Tov on your upcoming B’nai Mitzvah! Awesome job giving back!
    13 days ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  16. Tracey Wiener
    Tracey Wiener gave a $54 donation
    Mazel Tov Sam and Gabe!!!
    13 days ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  17. Rachel Buchsbaum
    Rachel Buchsbaum gave a $124.64 donation
    Mazel tov on your special day! Giving to charity is a mitzvah. Thank you for sharing your simcha with us! love, the Buchsbaum family
    15 days ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  18. Joshua  Rikon
    Joshua Rikon gave a $360 donation
    I’m so proud of you boys! Love, Dad
    24 days ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  19. Zachary  Harra
    Zachary Harra gave a $156.72 donation
    Congrats Sam and Gabe
    24 days ago · Like · 1 person likes this.