Yosef Granillo becomes a bar mitzvah


Photo courtesy of Spoonful of Sugar Photography

Editor’s note: The following simcha announcement was submitted by the family as a first-person account.

By the Grace of G-d, Yosef celebrated his Bo Bayom at U City Shul on December 29, a bar mitzvah tisch and bar mitzvah at Nusach Hari B’nai Zion, on Dec. 30 and 31, 2022, respectively. 

He read the entire Parsha Vayigash and Haftarah in Ashkenazi and Sephardic tropes. We are so grateful to all the yidn and other folks who came from all over the community to these events to cheer Yosef on and make these occasions even more meaningful, with special mention to Rabbi Menachem Tendler and Rabbi Chaim Bogopulsky.

One of Yosef’s community projects was a video guide on how to fill out the FAFSA for youth who may not have enough parental or other support.

For this purpose, he studied for several months with Robert Friedman, an attorney and dear former member of NHBZ. Robert also helped him study for and create his beautiful drash.

Yosef’s parents, Dr. Carole and Tony Granillo are members of NHBZ.