B’nai Mitzvah

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 »

Maxwell Kinney Baruch

MAXWELL KINNEY BARUCH, son of Dana Narter and Edward Baruch, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Oct. 13 at Congregation Or Chadash. He is the grandson of Marcia and Irwin Narter of Palm Desert, Calif, and MaryEllen and Hurd Baruch of Tucson. Max attends BASIS Tucson North.… Read more »

Isabella Pauline Brody-Calixto

ISABELLA PAULINE BRODY-CALIXTO, daughter of Sandra and Sol Brody, will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, August 25 at Temple Emanu-El. She is the granddaughter of Bonnie and Bill Brody of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Delia and Rafael Calixto of Columbia. Isabella attends St. Gregory College Preparatory… Read more »

Margaret Michaela Cramer

MARGARET MICHAELA CRA­MER, daughter of Amy Silverstein Cramer and Amelia Craig Cramer, will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, Aug. 18 with Congregation Or Chadash at the Tucson Jewish Community Center. She is the granddaughter of Margaret Craig Chrisman of Tucson, Bette Craig of Taos, N.M., Dhun Silverstein… Read more »

Health and wellness, food and hunger issues spur B’nai Mitzvah projects

Gavin Cohen with his cousin, Trinity Hungerford

Every year dozens of Tucson teens who turn 13 choose a cause to support — through deeds, funds or both — as they prepare for the ceremonies and celebrations that mark their coming of age as B’nai Mitzvah. These mitzvah projects, as they’ve come to be known, assist a… Read more »

Ariel Lamdan

ARIEL LAMDAN, son of Cherie and Oded Lamdan, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Thursday, July 12  at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, Israel. He is the grandson of Eileen Metz of Cincinnati, Ohio and Ruth and Victor Lamdan of Haifa, Israel. Ariel attends Orange Grove Middle School,… Read more »

Jacob Paul Gordon

JACOB PAUL GORDON, son of Richard Gordon and Amy Krauss, celebrated becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Monday, June 4  at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, Israel, during Temple Emanu-El’s 2012 Israel Pilgrammage Tour. He is the grandson of Allen and the late Harriet Krause and Arthur and the late… Read more »

André Charles Janoff

ANDRÉ CHARLES JANOFF, son of Dr. Edward Janoff and Dr. Nancy Krywonis of Denver, Colo., will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, June 16 at Temple Emanu-El in Denver. He is the grandson of Kola and Ron Janoff of Tucson, Barbara Janoff-Kaplan of Boca Raton, Fla., and Shirley… Read more »

Alexander Raphael Senti

ALEXANDER RAPHAEL SENTI, son of Laurie Soloff and Richard Senti, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, June 16 at Congregation Chaverim. Alex attends Orange Grove Middle School, where he is an honor student and has contributed to student action committee projects. He plays on the school tennis,… Read more »

Ezra Joseph Lyons

EZRA JOSEPH LYONS, son of Hilary and Patrick Lyons, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, June 2 at Congregation Chaverim. He is the grandson of Enid Bluestein of Los Angeles, Calif., and Kathleen Lyons of Crown Point, Ind. Ezra attends BASIS Tucson Middle School, where he is… Read more »

Joshua Charles Burke

JOSHUA CHARLES BURKE, son of Roslyn and Charles Burke, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, June 2 at Congregation Or Chadash. He is the grandson of Barbara and Don Champion, and Dorothy and Bob Burke, all of Tucson. Joshua attends Andersen Junior High School in Chandler, Ariz.… Read more »

Benjamin Joshua Davidson

BENJAMIN JOSHUA DAVIDSON, son of Laynie Browne and Brad Davidson, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, May 26 at Congre­gation Chaverim. He is the grandson of Judith and Andy Benson, Rochelle Browne, Allan Browne, and Michelle Kutnezsky and Jerry Davidson, all of Los Angeles, Calif. Benjamin attends… Read more »

Jacob Francis Weinstein

JACOB FRANCIS WEINSTEIN, son of Joann and Steven Weinstein, will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, May 19 at Congregation Anshei Israel. Jacob attends Emily Gray Jr. High School, where he is an honor student and a member of student council. He enjoys snow skiing, football, basketball, hiking,… Read more »

Leah Tamar Tolby

LEAH TAMAR TOLBY, daughter of Abigail and Noah Tolby, will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, May 12 at Congregation Anshei Israel. She is the granddaughter of Aviah and Stuart Friedman of Phoenix, and Linda Solomon of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. Leah attends Tucson Hebrew Academy where she… Read more »

Bradley Bennett Feig

BRADLEY BENNETT FEIG, son of Cynthia and Dan Feig, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, May 12 at Congregation Chaverim. He is the grandson of Bobbie and Leroy Feig and Sharon Kasle, all of Tucson, and Gaylor and Barbara Kasle of Boca Raton, Fla. Bradley attends St.… Read more »

Brennen Pierce Feder

BRENNEN PIERCE FEDER, son of Anita and Bradley Feder, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, May 5 at Loews Ventana Canyon with Congregation Chaverim. He is the grandson of JoAnn Angeles and Elayne and Jerry Feder, all of Tucson. Brennen attends Esperero Canyon Middle School, where he… Read more »

Alison Rose Young

ALLISON ROSE YOUNG, daughter of Deborah and Gary Young, celebrated becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, April 28 at Congregation Anshei Israel. She is the granddaughter of Kathy and Harris Breit and Carol and Glenn Young, all of Tucson. Allison attends Desert Sky Middle School, where she is an… Read more »

Liam John O’Rourke

LIAM JOHN O’ROURKE, son of Lee and Paul O’Rourke, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, April 28 at Congregation Or Chadash. He is the grandson of Rhoda and the late Jack Demovic, Lollie and the late James Butler, all of Tucson, and Sandy and the late Bob… Read more »

Solaine Alice Carter

SOLAINE ALICE CARTER, daughter of Beth Mitchneck and Paul Carter, will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, April 21 at Congregation Or Chadash. She is the granddaughter of Bunny and Marvin Mitchneck of New Ro­chelle, N.Y. Solaine attends St. Gregory College Preparatory School, where she is an honor… Read more »

Gabriel Louis Cohon

GABRIEL LOUIS COHON, son of Rabbi Samuel M. and Wendy Cohon and Rhody and Greg Downy, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, March 31 at Temple Emanu-El. He is the grandson of Rabbi Baruch J. and Claire Cohon of Los Angeles, Calif., and Dr. Benjamin and Brenda… Read more »