Speech About Sarah Imeinu, Presented at JGR Summer 5778 Banquet

This week we spoke about Sarah Imeinu. I think what inspired me, was the way Sarah Imeinu had so much emuna. Like for example: Sarah Imeinu didn’t have a child for many years, but she still went on with life. She continued having guests over, she continued baking her satisfying Challah, and she continued teaching people about Hashem. I think this aspect connects to me because my Bat Mitzvah is in around a month, but we didn’t really start planning. All we have is a hall for the family. That means we didn’t even start planning for the class, but I’m not worrying because first of all I have bitachon in Hashem that I’ll have a nice party.  Also what helps me to go forward is that my mother once wrote a letter to the Rebbe.  (Countless correspondences, called Igros Kodesh [Holy letters], between all different kinds of individuals and the Rebbe have been canonized into series of volumes, which are today studied and referred to one when one is seeking timeless guidance from the Rebbe.)  My mother put her letter in and when she opened up the book, the Rebbe was saying, “Good luck on your son’s Bar Mitzvah, Vav Tishrei,” which is my Hebrew birthday.  I learned from Sarah’s baking challah that there are steps to each thing we do, and I will try to break the planning into steps, but with Hashem’s help, I’ll have a beautiful party. That being said, I would like to thank Rabbi and Mrs. Laber for all the hard work they put into making this the best camp experience I have ever had. Thank you to the Laber family, for pitching in to make camp happen. I would also like to give a big thank-you to the most dedicated, awesome, best, most stupendous counselors, Rivkah Shiner and Hinda Gurary.  I would also like to thank the Waitros, Shterna Sarah, Elisheva, Moussia and Chaya, and kitchen staff, Gita and Binyamin, for working around the clock to clean up and make delicious food. Last but not least, I would like to thank my bunkmates for helping make this the best camp experience ever.