B’nai Mitzvah

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 »

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 »