LMS seventh grader Sela Masaki was featured in the St. Louis Jewish Light for her philanthropic work as part of her bat mitzvah tzedakah project.
Sela is a Japanese-American Jew, committed to opportunities that raise awareness about different kinds of people.
For her project, she began volunteering with a nonprofit called WeStories, an organization that facilitates conversations about race through reading and literature. The main audience is families with children up to the age of 7.
“WeStories has made me think about how to reach kids of all ages and start the conversation about racial equality earlier than I thought was possible,” she told the St. Louis Jewish Light. “In this way, I can do my part in tikkun olam — repairing the world.”