B’nai Mitzvah

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 »

Ellie Mackie

ELLIE MACKIE, daughter of Elysa and Jim Mackie, will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, June 19 at Congregation Chaverim. She is the granddaughter of Sheila and Joe Dobrzynski of Sea Girt, N.J., Nancy and the late Albert Mackie of Amelia Island, Fla., and Kathy and the late… Read more »

Matthew Rein

MATTHEW ARLEN REIN, son of Laurie Rein, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, June 12 at Congregation Or Chadash. He is the grandson of Min Rein of Tucson. Matthew attends Esperero Middle School where he plays clarinet in the band, as well as basketball and tennis. He… Read more »

Samantha Weisband

SAMANTHA EMILY WEISBAND, daughter of Suzie Penn Weisband and Barry Weisband of Seattle, Wash., will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, June 5 at Temple Emanu-El. She is the granddaughter of Robert and Lorraine Penn of Tucson, and Ruthe Schwartz of Los Angeles, Calif. Sami attends Esperero Canyon… Read more »

Amanda Bressler

AMANDA HALEY BRESSLER, daughter of Meryl Bressler and Abraham Bressler, will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, June 12 at Congregation Anshei Israel. She is the granddaughter of Marcia and Murray Kraus of Seaford, N.Y. Amanda attends Emily Grey Junior High School where she is an honor student… Read more »

Alyssa Montgomery

ALYSSA MESHEL MONTGOM­ERY, daughter of Jodie and Brian Montgomery, will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, June 5with Congregation Chaverim at La Paloma Country Club. She is the granddaughter of MaraLynn and Herbert Meshel and Patricia and Harvey Montgomery, all of Tucson. Alyssa attends Orange Grove Middle School… Read more »

Gabrielle Levy

GABRIELLE DIAMOND LEVY, daughter of Helaine Levy and Yoram Levy, will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, May 29 at Congregation Or Chadash. She is the granddaughter of Joan and Donald Diamond of Tucson, and Myriam Levy of Israel. Gabrielle attends St. Gregory College Preparatory School. She enjoys… Read more »

Bernard Silverman

BERNARD JACOB SILVERMAN, son of Kris and Bennett Silverman, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, May 22 at Congregation Anshei Israel. He is the grandson of Rosalyn and the late Dr. Alexander Silverman of Pittsburgh, Pa., Linda Robertson of Phoenix, and William Robertson of Prescott, Ariz. Bernard… Read more »

Benjamin Benita

BENJAMIN ARIEL BENITA, son of Dina and Eli Benita, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, May 22 at Congregation Or Chadash. He is the grandson of Ronna and Harold Newburger of Memphis, Tenn., and Rachel and the late Moshe Benita of Jerusalem, Israel. Benjamin attends Orange Grove… Read more »

Joshua Blinkoff

JOSHUA IAN BLINKOFF, son of Drs. Lauren Kaplan and Scott Blinkoff, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, May 15 at Congregation Anshei Israel. He is the grandson of Rhoda and Irwin Kaplan of Tucson and Tarrytown, N.Y. Joshua attends Tucson Hebrew Academy where he is an honor… Read more »