Bryant University celebrates first Bat Mitzvah


On Shabbat Tazria-Metzora, Saturday, April 21, Bryant University Hillel and guests celebrated as one of its own became a Bat Mitzvah.  The service was held in the Ronald K. and Kati C. Machtley Interfaith Center on Bryant’s campus with Hillel members, campus friends and family members from as far away as Florida, Washington, D.C., and Long Island, New York.  The service was led by student Samantha Scoca, of Bellmore, New York, and Rabbi Steven Jablow, the campus rabbi and Hillel director.  The service culminated a year of intensive Judaic and Hebrew learning for the honors student and campus business leader, who was determined to reach this milestone prior to graduation, which occurred on May 19.