B’nai Mitzvah

Samuel Louis Gordon

SAMUEL LOUIS GORDON, son of Amy Krauss and Richard Gordon, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Mon., Dec. 20 at the Hebrew Congregation of St. Thomas, U.S.Virgin Islands. He will lead Temple Emanu-El’s Shabbat evening service on Fri., Dec. 3. He is the grandson of Allen and the… Read more »

Ethan William Brody

ETHAN WILLIAM BRODY, son of Jacqueline and Eric Brody, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Dec. 11 at Congregation Or Chadash. He is the grandson of Bonnie Farinas of Las Vegas, Nev. Ethan attends Orange Grove Middle School where he is an honor student and plays clarinet… Read more »

Ryan Green

RYAN DAVID GREEN, son of Rachel and Jonathan Green, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Nov. 20 at Congregation Anshei Israel. He is the grandson of Fay Green of Tyler, Texas, Barry Green of Fort Worth, Texas and Renata Limmer of Huntsville, Ala. Ryan attends Esperero Canyon… Read more »

Aidan Navarrette

AIDAN JARED NAVARRETTE, son of Carol and Martin Navarrette, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Nov. 13 at Temple Emanu-El. He is the grandson of Linda and the late Arthur Jay Goldblatt of Las Vegas, Nev., and Margarita and the late Mauricio Navarrette of Bakersfield, Calif. Aidan… Read more »

Jared Davidson Friedman

JARED DAVIDSON FRIEDMAN, son of Linda Friedman and Alan Friedman, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Nov. 13 at Congregation Anshei Israel. He is the grandson of Brenna Davidson of Iowa City, Iowa, and Dixie Friedman and Don Friedman of Chicago, Ill. Jared attends Orange Grove Middle… Read more »

Tyler Joseph Weinstein

TYLER JOSEPH WEINSTEIN, son of Joann and Steven Weinstein, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Oct. 23 at Congregation Anshei Israel. Tyler attends Emily Gray Middle School. He enjoys tennis, skiing and soccer. For his mitzvah project, he will volunteer at Congregation Anshei Israel’s child-care program.… Read more »

Rachel Kayla Dveirin

RACHEL KAYLA DVEIRIN, daughter of Julie Feldman and Keith Dveirin, will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, Oct. 16 at Temple Emanu-El. She is the granddaughter of Annique Dveirin of Tucson, and Claire and Fred Feldman of Newport Beach, Calif. Rachel attends BASIS Charter School where she is… Read more »

Seth Maxwell Ballen Brown

SETH MAXWELL BALLEN BROWN, son of Lenore Jay Ballen and Howard Mark Brown, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Oct. 16 at Congregation Or Chadash. He is the grandson of Frances Brown of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Seth attends Orange Grove Middle School where he is an honor… Read more »

Gabrielle Erica Klein

GABRIELLE ERICA KLEIN, daughter of Cheryl and Alan Klein, will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, Oct. 9 at Temple Emanu-El. She is the granddaughter of Bonnie and Gary Wieder of Phoenix, and Honey and Lou Klein of Scottsdale. Gabrielle attends Orange Grove Middle School where she is… Read more »

Yael Chaiya-Esther Laytin

YAEL CHAIYA-ESTHER LAYTIN, daughter of Julie and Shalom Laytin, will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, Oct. 2 at Chabad on River. She is the granddaughter of Penny Fox of Tucson, and Malka and Isska Laytin of Jerusalem, Israel. Yael attends Tucson Hebrew Academy where she is an… Read more »

Eli Michael Soyfer

ELI MICHAEL SOYFER, son of Dora Soyfer and Stan Soyfer, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Sept. 25 at Congregation Bet Shalom. He is the grandson of Faina and Anatoliy Luterman of Tucson. Eli attends Tucson Hebrew Academy where he is an honor student. He plays tennis… Read more »

Ashlee Renee Hall

ASHLEE RENEE HALL, daughter of Melissa and Garrett Hall, will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, Sept. 25 at Congregation Or Chadash. She is the granddaughter of Martha and Herb Oberman of Dallas, Texas, and Judith and Philip Hall of Scottsdale. Ashlee attends Orange Grove Middle School where… Read more »

Aodhan Gedalie Lyons

AODHAN GEDALIE LYONS, son of Patrick and Hilary Lyons, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Sept. 4 at Congregation Cha­verim. He is the grandson of Enid Bluestein of Los Angeles, Calif., and Kathleen Lyons of Crown Point, Ind. Aodhan attends BASIS Tucson where he has participated in… Read more »

Zohar Dalia Amar

ZOHAR DALIA AMAR, daughter of Gwen and Asher Amar, will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, Sept. 4 at Congregation Or Chadash. Zohar attends Orange Grove Middle School where she is an honor student. She enjoys dancing, singing and drama. For her mitzvah project, she is collecting and… Read more »

Jacob Morris Bernstein

JACOB MORRIS BERNSTEIN, son of Harriette Levitt and Michael Bernstein, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Sept. 4 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. Jacob attends… Read more »

Rachel Eliora Freund

RACHEL ELIORA FREUND, daughter of Suzanne and Ross Freund, will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, Aug. 21 at Congregation Anshei Israel. She is the granddaughter of Belle and Ralph Freund of Tucson, and Marie and the late Floyd Jacobus of Albuquerque, N.M., and Tucson. Rachel attends Tucson… Read more »

Noah Raphael Sanders

NOAH RAPHAEL SANDERS, son of Debra Huffman and Arthur Sanders, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Aug. 14 with Congregation Or Chadash at the Tucson Jewish Community Center. Noah attends St. Gregory Preparatory School. He enjoys soccer, tennis,volleyball and kayaking. For his mitzvah project, he volunteers at… Read more »

Arianna Wills

ARIANNA ELIZABETH WILLS, daughter of Adria Elliott and Roger Wills, will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Friday, July 23 and Saturday, July 24 at Congregation Ner Tamid. She is the granddaughter of Sharon Leanne Kato of Tucson, the late Clifford H. Nelson of Omaha, Neb., Donna Rice of… Read more »

Corinne Belkoff

CORINNE SIERRA BELKOFF, daughter of Sandy Stein Belkoff and Kenneth Belkoff, celebrated becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, June 19 in Jerusalem with Cantor Janece Cohen of Congregation Or Chadash officiating. She is the granddaughter of Celina and Howard Stein of Tucson, and the late Shirley and Michael Belkoff… Read more »

Alexis Belkoff

ALEXIS SAVANNAH BELKOFF, daughter of Sandy Stein Belkoff and Kenneth Belkoff, celebrated becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, June 19 in Jerusalem with Cantor Janece Cohen of Congregation Or Chadash officiating. She is the granddaughter of Celina and Howard Stein of Tucson, and the late Shirley and Michael Belkoff… Read more »