B’nai Mitzvah

Maliwan Joanique Tova Rockland

MALIWAN JOANIQUE TOVA ROCKLAND, daughter of Jeffrey and Suwatana Rockland, will celebrate becoming a bat mitzvah on Saturday, June 20 at Temple Emanu-El.. She is the granddaughter of Michael Rockland and Patricia Ard of Morristown, N.J., Mae and Myron Tupa of Brookline, Mass., and Samart and Bangorn Apairatana of… Read more »

Benjamin Robert Helming

BENJAMIN ROBERT HELMING, son of Suzanne Baron Helming and Bruce Helming, will celebrate becoming a bar mitzvah on Saturday, June 13 at University of Arizona Hillel with Congregation Chaverim. He is the grandson of Martha Baron and the late Allen Baron, and Carol and Bob Helming, all of Tucson.… Read more »

Noah Benjamin Richter

Noah Benjamin Richter, son of Allison and Michael Richter, will celebrate becoming a bar mitzvah on Saturday, May 30, 2015, at the University of Arizona Hillel with Congregation Chaverim. He is the grandson of Leah and the late Fred Richter, and Sandra and Sid Lachter, all of Tucson. Noah… Read more »

Sophia “Sophie” Annalise Bergantino

Sophia “Sophie” Annalise Bergantino, daughter of Tamar and JR Bergantino, will celebrate becoming a bat mitzvah on May 2, at Congregation Or Chadash. She is the granddaughter of Paul and Silvia Esrig of San Diego. Sophie attends The Gregory School, where she is an honor student. She enjoys tumbling… Read more »

Sydney Jordan Andresen

SYDNEY JORDON ANDRESEN, daughter of Beth and Steve Andresen, will celebrate becoming a bat mitzvah on Saturday, March 21 at Congregation Chaverim. She is the granddaughter of Hilde and Rolf Andresen of Tucson and Irwin Ismark of Orlando, Fla. Sydney attends Basis Oro Valley. She enjoys swimming on a… Read more »

Jenna Rose Friedman

JENNA ROSE FRIEDMAN, daughter of Diana and Richard Friedman, will celebrate becoming a bat mitzvah on Saturday, March 28 at Congregation Or Chadash. She is the granddaughter of Marilyn Statland of Florham Park, N.J., Norman Statland of Sarasota, Fla., and Barbara and Joseph Friedman of New York City. Jenna… Read more »

Eric DeWitt Hall

ERIC DEWITT HALL, son of Melissa and Garrett Hall, will celebrate becoming a bar mitzvah on March 14 at Congregation Or Chadash. He is the grandson of Martha and Herb Oberman of Dallas and Judy Hall of Scottsdale. Eric attends Orange Grove Middle School and plays in the band.… Read more »

Evalena Shankman Prouty

EVALENA SHANKMAN PROUTY, daughter of Sam and David Prouty, will celebrate becoming a bat mitzvah on March 7 at Congregation Or Chadash. Evalena attends Tucson Hebrew Academy and enjoys ballet. For her mitzvah project, she is volunteering at Pima Paws for Life Animal Shelter.… Read more »

Eve Pele Spiegel

EVE PELE SPIEGEL, daughter of Ron Spiegel and Ester Vider-Spiegel will celebrate becoming a bat mitzvah on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 at Temple Emanu-El. She is the granddaughter of Meira Spiegel and the late David Spiegel of Beit She’an, Israel, and Hanna Vider and the late David Vider of… Read more »

Bennett Lazarus Silvyn

BENNETT LAZARUS SILVYN, son of Jeff and Keri Silvyn, will celebrate becoming a bar mitzvah on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 at Congregation Or Chadash. He is the grandson of Benita Silvyn and Charles Whitehill of Tucson and Larry and Marlys Lazarus of Scottsdale. He is the great-grandson of Maurice… Read more »

Roxanne Abigail Frankenberg

ROXANNE ABIGAIL FRANK­EN­BERG, daughter of Viviana and Nathan Frankenberg, will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah at Congregation Bet Shalom on Saturday, Jan. 17. Roxanne is the grandaughter of Teresa Frankenberg of East Meadows, N.Y. and Arnoldo Waysburt of Asuncion, Paraguay. Roxanne is an honor student at Coronado K-8, where… Read more »

Samantha Deutsch

SAMANTHA DEUTSCH, daughter of Jill and Michael Deutsch, will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah at Temple Emanuel of Tempe on Saturday, Jan. 17. She is the grandaughter of Susan and Michael Cohen of Sun Lakes, Ariz., and Judy and Larry Deutsch of St. Louis, and the great- grandaughter of… Read more »

Lily Hannah Selznick

Lily Hannah Selznick, daughter of Barbara and Sanford Selznick, will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Jan. 3, 2015 at Congregation Anshei Israel. She is the granddaughter of Betty Wilinsky of North Woodmere, N.Y. Lily attends BASIS Tucson North and enjoys playing violin, baking and reading. For her mitzvah… Read more »

Carter Ethan Mann

Carter Ethan Mann, son of Staci Smith and Michael Mann, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Jan. 3, 2015 at Temple Emanu-El. He is the grandson of Larry Mann of Tucson, Nancy Mann of Tucson and Pamela Bertrand of Hennessey, Okla. Carter attends BASIS Tucson North, where he… Read more »

Danika Haley Selmon

DANIKA HALEY SELMON, daughter of Penny Selmon and Ira Selmon, will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, Dec. 6 at Congregation Bet Shalom. She is the granddaughter of Judy and Jerry Delman of Tucson and Cindy and Searle Selmon of New York. Danika attends Tucson Hebrew Academy. She… Read more »

Devin Wortzel

DEVIN WORTZEL, son of Cheryl and Jeff Wortzel, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Dec. 6 with Congregation Or Chadash at the Tucson Jewish Community Center. He is the grandson of Sandra and Kenny Wortzel, Marcy Merin and Lisa Newman, Terry and Dale Ruedebusch, all of Tucson,… Read more »

Makinley Wortzel

Makinley Wortzel, son of Cheryl and Jeff Wortzel, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Dec. 6 with Congregation Or Chadash at the Tucson Jewish Community Center. He is the grandson of Sandra and Kenny Wortzel, Marcy Merin and Lisa Newman, Terry and Dale Ruedebusch, all of Tucson,… Read more »

Jacob Samuel Cohen

Jacob Samuel Cohen, son of Andrea and Greg Cohen of Scottsdale, Ariz., will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Nov. 29 at Gindling Hilltop Camp in Malibu, Calif. He is the grandson of Susan and Michael Cohen of Sun Lakes, Ariz., (formerly of Tucson) and Ellen and Burt Pressman… Read more »

Henry Solomon Abrams

Henry Solomon Abrams, son of Lisa and Ted Abrams, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Nov. 22 at Temple Emanu-El. He is the grandson of Geraldine Hogan, Barbara Cosslett, and Judy and Stan Abrams, all of Tucson. Henry attends Esperero Canyon Middle School, where he sings in… Read more »

Javier Luis Dittmar

Javier Luis Dittmar, son of Tami Dittmar and Amy-Susan Young, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Nov. 8 at Temple Emanu-El. He is the grandson of Susan Jannetto of Tucson, Steve Young and Myrna Bower of Durham, N.C., and Betty Dittmar of Julesburg, Colo., and the great-grandson… Read more »