B’nai Mitzvah

Rafe Paskal Centuori

RAFE PASKAL CENTUORI, son of Kim Paskal and Steven Centuori, celebrated becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, May 4 at Congregation Or Cha­dash. He is the grandson of Evelyn McNeill and the late Herbert Paskal of Tucson and the late Roseanne and Robert Centuori of Tucson. Rafe attends Tucson… Read more »

Emily Serene Jones

EMILY SERENE JONES, daughter of Elena and Bob Jones, will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, May 18 at Temple Emanu-El. She is the granddaughter of Dr. Judith Shepard Gomez and Temple Emanu-El’s cantorial soloist Marjorie Hochberg of Tucson, Patti and Darrell Jones of Myrtle Creek, Ore., Leslie… Read more »

Max Asher Navarrette

MAX ASHER NAVARRETTE, son of Carol and Martin Navarrette, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, May 11 at Temple Emanu-El. He is the grandson of Linda and the late Arthur Goldblatt of Las Vegas, and Margarita and the late Mauricio Navarrette of Bakersfield, Calif. Max attends Emily… Read more »

Sophia Morgan Isaac

SOPHIA MORGAN ISAAC, daugh­­ter of Nina and Andrew Isaac, will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, April 20 at Congregation Anshei Israel. She is the granddaughter of Barbara and Chuck Isaac of Phoenix, Sharon and Seth Weintraub of Medford, Ore., and the late Frances Sydney of Boynton Beach,… Read more »

Samantha Leonard

SAMANTHA LEONARD, granddaughter of Micki and Jerry Shulman, will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, April 13 at Temple Emanu-El. Samantha attends Orange Grove Middle School, where she plays clarinet in the school orchestra. She is a member of the teen choir at Temple Emanu-El, and enjoys Irish… Read more »

Rivkah Sophia Selmon

Rivkah Sophia Selmon, daughter of Penny Selmon and Ira Selmon, will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, April 6 at Congregation Bet Shalom. She is the granddaughter of Judy and Jerry Delman of Tucson and Cindy and Searle Selmon of New York. Rivi attends Tucson Hebrew Academy. She… Read more »

Alexander Shaol Bernstein

ALEXANDER SHAOL BERNSTEIN, son of Harriette Levitt and Michael Bernstein, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, March 9 at Congregation Young Israel. He is the grandson of Carol and the late Dr. Jay Bernstein of West Bloomfield, Mich., and the late Sady and Morris Levitt. Alex attends… Read more »

Elena Shea Ecelbarger

ELENA SHEA ECELBARGER, daugh­ter of Bess and Paul Ecelbarger, will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, March 16 at Temple Emanu-El. She is the granddaughter of Judi and Bob Rubin, Laura and Jack Obzrut, and Mark Thaler, all of Tucson. Elena attends Gridley Middle School, where she is… Read more »

Diane Olivia Zashin

DIANE OLIVIA ZASHIN, daughter of Lisa and Todd Zashin, will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, Jan. 19 at Temple Emanu-El. She is the granddaughter of Marsha and Robert Rosenblum of Thousand Oaks, Calif., and Joyce Zashin of Tucson. Diane attends Orange Grove Middle School, where she plays… Read more »

Daniel Adam Vogel

DANIEL ADAM VOGEL, son of Rosi and Benjamin Vogel, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Jan. 26 at Congregation Or Chadash. He is the grandson of the late Irving Vogel and Margot Vogel of Tucson, and Oscar and Lety de Alva of Mexico City. Daniel attends Orange… Read more »

Joel Collier

JOEL COLLIER, son of Randie and Shelby Collier, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Dec. 27 in Jerusalem. He is the grandson of Rosalie Rellin of Milwaukee, Wis., and Roger and Carol Collier of Tucson. His parents, grandparents, sister Maya, and Congregation Chaverim’s Rabbi Stephanie Aaron and… Read more »

Nikolai Siegfried Robbins

NIKOLAI SIEGFRIED ROBBINS, son of Sylvia and Matthew Robbins, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Dec. 22. Marlene Burns will officiate at the family’s home. He is the grandson of Harriet Robbins and the late Harold Robbins of Tucson, and Margrit and Fred Knippert of Grants Pass,… Read more »

Maxwell Isaac Silverman

MAXWELL ISAAC SILVERMAN, son of Kris and Ben Silverman, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Dec. 8 at Congregation Anshei Israel. He is the grandson of Rosalyn Silverman of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Linda Robertson of Tucson. Maxwell attends Tucson BASIS North. He enjoys basketball, conversation and debate.… Read more »

Benjamin Eli Manninen

BENJAMIN ELI MANNINEN, son of Karen Lesser and Greg Manninen, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Dec. 1 at Congregation Bet Shalom. He is the grandson of the late Elaine and late Stanley Lesser of New York, and the late Mary and the late Arnold Manninen of… Read more »

Benjamin Skylar Haffey

BENJAMIN SKYLAR HAFFEY, son of Elizabeth Sennet Haffey and Kenneth John Haffey, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Nov. 17 at Congregation Anshei Israel. He is the grandson of Ann Ida Berlin Haffey of Tucson, and Joseph James Haffey of Needham, Mass. Benjamin attends BASIS Middle School… Read more »

Justin Anthony Iaconis

JUSTIN ANTHONY IACONIS, son of Lori and David Iaconis, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Nov. 10 at Congregation Or Chadash. He is the grandson of Barbara and Martin Gold of Sun Lakes, Ariz., the late Donald Leeman, Marguerite and Joseph Iaconis of Columbus, Ohio, and the… Read more »

Brielle Racheal Kalish-LeBarge

BRIELLE RACHEAL KALISH-LEBARGE, daughter of Toni Kalish and Marc LeBarge, will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, Nov. 3 at Handmaker Jewish Services for the Aging with Congregation Or Chadash. She is the granddaughter of Cindy Carvill of Massena, N.Y., and Bruce LeBarge of Ogdensburg, N.Y. Brielle attends… Read more »

Jacob Benjamin Spier

JACOB BENJAMIN SPIER, son of Monique Kornell and Jeffrey Spier, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Oct. 27 at Congregation Anshei Israel. He is the grandson of Vicki and Jerry Spier of Tucson, Beatrice Spier of Boston and the late Bernice and Simon Kornell of Edmonton, Canada.… Read more »

Spencer Maxell Lewis

SPENCER MAXWELL LEWIS, son of Gayle and Robbie Lewis, celebrated becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Oct. 13 at Congregation Chaverim. He is the grandson of Mary Mihailoff and Marcia and George Andrew, all of Tucson, and the late Selma and Sam Lewis of Yonkers, N.Y. Spencer attends Orange… Read more »

Eshed Ozeri

ESHED OZERI, daughter of Nancy Ben-Asher Ozeri and Tidhar Ozeri, will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, Oct. 6 at Congregation Anshei Israel. She is the granddaughter of Bryna and M. David Ben-Asher of Tucson, and Naomi and Yehiel Ozeri of Jerusalem. Eshed attends Tucson Hebrew Academy, where… Read more »