B’nai Mitzvah

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 »

Harris David Brody

Harris David Brody, son of Jacqueline and Eric Brody, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Nov. 8 at Congregation Or Chadash. He is the grandson of Bonnie Farinas of Las Vegas. Harris attends Orange Grove Middle School, where he plays tuba in the school band. For his… Read more »

Jillian Cassius

JILLIAN HANNAH CASSIUS, daughter of Jennifer and Mark Cassius, will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 at Congregation Anshei Israel. She is the granddaughter of Beverly and Sam Cassius of Phoenix and Paul and the late Elaine Smelkinson of Tucson. Jillian attends The Gregory School,… Read more »

Cameron Busby

Cameron Patrick Busby, son of Cynthia Busby, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 at Congregation Cha­verim. He is the grandson of Herman Busby and Carolyn Ashworth, both of Atlanta. Cameron attends Tucson Magnet High School, where he plays in the steel drum band “Jovert.”… Read more »

Elliot Baruch

Elliot Philip Baruch, son of Dana Narter and Edward Baruch, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 at Congregation Or Chadash. He is the grandson of Marcia and Irwin Narter of Palm Desert, Calif., and Mary Ellen and Hurd Baruch of Tucson. Elliot attends Esperero… Read more »

Geva Ozeri

GEVA OZERI, son of Nancy Ben-Asher Ozeri and Tidhar Ozeri, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at Congregation Anshei Israel. He is the grandson of Naomi and Yechiel Ozeri of Jerusalem and David and the late Bryna Ben-Asher of Tucson. Geva attends Alice Vail… Read more »

Miriam Arden

Miriam Jessica Arden, daughter of Susan Brish and Scott Arden, will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at Temple Emanu-El. She is the granddaughter of Patricia and Adam Brish of Marquette, Mich., and Eleanor and the late Frederic Arden of Salem, N.H. She attends Orange… Read more »

Emberly Davis

Emberly Brynn Davis, daugh­ter of Shanna Kovach and Bryan Davis, will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah with Congregation Chaverim on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 at the Tucson Jewish Community Center. Emberly attends Tucson Hebrew Academy.  She volunteers weekly at Forever Wild, an animal rescue organization. For her mitzvah project,… Read more »