Syosset – Long Island resident Zachary Slotnick chatted with Markos Papadatos about the celebration of his Bar Mitzvah this past October.
Slotnick was able to celebrate his Bar Mitzvah on Long Island in New York. The service was held at Midway Jewish Center in Syosset, and the reception was held at the North Shore Synagogue.In the Jewish faith, when Jewish boys become 13 years old, they become accountable for their actions and become a bar mitzvah, which literally means “son of the commandment.”.
For Slotnick, this rite of passage is significant to him, since he became an “adult in the Jewish religion.” “This was very important to me and my family,” he said.
When asked what he enjoyed most about his Bar Mitzvah, the 13-year-old said, “I loved the fact that my friends and family helped me celebrate this very important milestone in my life. I led most of the service and it was wonderful.”
For other boys that are going through this rite of passage, Slotnick’s advice is as follows: “I would tell them to study hard, practice everyday and do the best that you can. There are people around you to always help you.”
Zachary Slotnick and his Bar Mitzvah
Zachary Slotnick concluded our interview by revealing his greatest influences in his life, which of course, are his loving parents, his mother, Stacey, and father, Howie, as well as his sister Jordana. “The biggest influences in my life are my mom and dad, since they are always there for me. They give me unconditional love and support in everything that I do. Another influence in my life is my grandmother, since she also loves me and supports me just as much as my parents do,” he said.