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Bar Mitzvah Gift: Vegas Show Headlined by Boy With Disabilities

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Bar Mitzvah Gift: Vegas Show Headlined by Boy With Disabilities 

By Howard Blas Chabad.org/News, June 7, 2018 - 12:59 pm

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Levi Harlig sang and drummed for three hours with entertainer Avraham Fried at a community-wide celebration at The Four Seasons Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. (Photo: Norina Kaye)

Sometimes what happens in Vegas just shouldn't stay in Vegas. Levi Harlig's extraordinary bar mitzvah is one of them.

Levi gave a flawless reading of Parshat Naso, the longest Torah portion of the year, and delivered a Chassidic discourse in Yiddish and Hebrew last Shabbat morning at Chabad of Green Valley/Henderson in Las Vegas. The following evening, the 13-year-old sang and drummed for three hours with entertainer Avraham Fried at a community-wide celebration at The Four Seasons Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip.

That would be an exciting experience for any bar mitzvah boy. But for members of the community who have known Levi since birth, the accomplishment was nearly miraculous... 

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