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Thornhill family uses basketball to raise funds for Bat Yam youth

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A month before his Sept. 26 bar mitzvah, Mitchell Rodney went to Bat Yam, Israel, to perform a pre-simchah mitzvah of his own. 

Travelling with his family, the 13-year-old Thornhill native met the players of Maccabi Bat Yam’s youth basketball team. Several players on the team are Ethiopian immigrants who live below the poverty line.

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Mitchell Rodney, front row, third from left, and sisters Hallie, front row centre, and Layla, third from right, with the Maccabi Bat Yam basketball team

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