B’nai Mitzvah

Nicole Victoria Turner

NICOLE VICTORIA TURNER, daughter of Deborah Fernandez-Turner and Carey Turner, will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Aug. 31, 2013 at Temple Emanu-El. She is the granddaughter of Jo and Fin Fernandez of Tucson, and Joyce Turner of Staten Island, N.Y. Nicole attends Esperero Canyon Middle School. She enjoys… Read more »

Logan Ely Jacobs

LOGAN ELY JACOBS, son of Allycyn and Rex Jacobs, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Aug. 31 at the Tucson Jewish Community Center with Congregation Cha­verim. He is the grandson of Alan Levenson and the late Linda Nadell of Tucson, and Mindy Nadell and the late Randolph Nadell… Read more »

Nathan Rix

NATHAN RIX, son of Diana Rix and David Gibbs,will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Aug. 24 at Congregation Chaverim. Nathan attends Paulo Freire Freedom School and is interested in the fields of engineering and technology. He is on a First Robotics team, which encourages engineering among youth. He… Read more »

Brandon Elia Esbit

Brandon Elia Esbit, son of Judy and Scott Esbit, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Aug. 24 at Congregation Anshei Israel. He is the grandson of Monroe Katz of Palm Desert, Calif., and the late Barbara Katz, Harry and Elaine Esbit. Brandon attends Wilson Middle School where he… Read more »

Ryan Ballis

Ryan Ballis, son of Tami and Mark Ballis, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Aug. 24, at Temple Emanu-El. He is the grandson of Hal and Sheila Rimer of Palm Desert, Calif., and great-grandson of Ruth Channon of Tarzana, Calif. Ryan attends Esperero Canyon Middle School, where he… Read more »

Maya Marlene Krouse

Maya Marlene Krouse, daughter of Nancy and Robert Krouse, M.D., will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Aug. 17 at Congregation Anshei Israel. She is the granddaughter of Sandra and Bernard Krouse of Penn Valley, Pa., and the late Amalia and Numa Coca. Maya attends Orange Grove Middle School,… Read more »

Joshua Emet Cohen

Joshua Emet Cohen, son of Nancy Cohen and Stephen Cohen, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Aug. 17 at Congregation Or Chadash. He is the grandson of Alan and Susan Cohen of Denver, Warren and Patricia Henderson of Dunbarton, N.H., and Janet Gagnon of Tucson. Joshua attends Orange… Read more »

Julia Marie Braun

Julia Marie Braun, daughter of Roxie and Jerry Braun, will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Aug. 17 at Congregation Chaverim. She is the granddaughter of Zev and Mayling Braun of Los Angeles, Foy Shoemaker of Tucson and the late Joan Weinstein. Julia attends BASIS Charter School. She enjoys… Read more »

Hannah Grace Weisman

HANNAH GRACE WEISMAN, daughter of Jennifer Weisman and Scott Weisman, will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, Aug. 10 at Congregation Chaverim. She is the granddaughter of Judy and Jerry Layne of Goodyear, Ariz., Asher Weisman of Santa Clarita, Calif., and the late Ferne Greenberg of Beverly Hills,… Read more »

Nathan Michael Ballen Brown

Nathan Michael Ballen Brown, son of Lenore Ballen and Howard Brown, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Aug. 10 at Congregation Or Chadash. He is the grandson of the late Ethel and Samuel Ballen, of Santa Fe, N.M. and Frances and the late Sheldon Brown of Pinebrook Pines,… Read more »

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 »