When I was brought on board at the Lev LaLev Fund in May 2011, I was asked if I could run the bat mitzvah project program. I thought, sure, how hard could it be? I was once a bat mitzvah girl too after all. Yet, a year later, as I was writing about the 15th anniversary of my own bat mitzvah in my e-newsletter to the bat mitzvah girls, I finally realized just how much had changed in that short amount of time.
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After a nomadic childhood (seven moves by age 18) of living in various communities throughout Connecticut and Texas, Sheena spent two years studying at seminary in Israel then graduated with a BA in English-Communication from the Lander College for Women in Manhattan. After a few years working in college admissions, then the long term care industry, Sheena started working with the bat mitzvah population in the non-profit sector. In her free time she is a photographer and aspiring writer. Sheena lives in New Jersey with her husband of five years.