Calabasas boy overcomes serious disabilities to become a bar mitzva

MICHAEL KAPLAN/Special to The Acorn COMING OF AGE- Brandon Kaplan, who does not speak or write, let his parents know of his strong desire to become a bar mitzvah.

A 13-year-old boyhaving a bar mitzvah is not uncommon, but one Calabasas boy has surprised many with his announcement.
Brandon Kaplan, a member of Congregation Or Ami in Calabasas, is a severely disabled child who cannot speak or write.
But that certainly hasn't stopped him from preparing for the day he's been loo...

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