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Bar Mitzvah Project Raised $700 for Autism Speaks at Temple Sholom

February 19, 2013 at 10:55 AM

Fanwood, NJ, February 19, 2013 - Bar and Bat Mitzvah is the Jewish coming of right ritual where children take on adult moral and ethical responsibility. Jewish ritual law, tradition and ethics and the ability to participate in Jewish community life define this rite of passage.

Scotch Plains teen, Matthew Lieberman, chose a unique comic book themed fundraiser as his mitzvah project.  The fundraiser took place this past Sunday, and raised nearly $700 for Autism Speaks. Influenced by his mother, Stephanie Lieberman, who works with autistic children at a specialized school, Matthew knew of the powerful impact comic books can have on people with autism.

Matthew's father, Rick Lieberman, is a lifelong Scotch Plains resident who was proud to support his son’s fundraiser at Temple Sholom in Fanwood. Rick Lieberman said, “Nearly 100 people came to bid on and purchase various comic books and illustrations.”

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Special thanks went to donations made by two accomplished local artists, Frank Thorne who created the Marvel comic Red Sonja and Will Torres, who donated original illustrated artwork from his collection.

Generous donations were also given by several New Jersey comic book stores. The Little Shop of Comics in Scotch Plains donated a collectible comic book valued at around $100, as well as, donations from JC Comics of North Plainfield, Clockwork Comics & Cards of Union and New World Manga of Livingston.

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