B’nai Mitzvah

Emma Rose Plattner

Emma Rose Plattner, daugh­­ter of Sabrina and Danny Plattner, will become a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, Oct. 26 at Congregation Chaverim. She is the granddaughter of Heather and David Alberts of Tucson, Marvin Plattner of St. Louis, Mo., and the late Joan Plattner. Emma attends Esperero Canyon Middle School,… Read more »

Michael Harris Gross

Michael Harris Gross, son of Craig and Lori Gross, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Oct. 12 at Temple Emanu-El. Michael attends Esperero Canyon Middle School, where he plays baritone in the school band. He also plays the drums and enjoys soccer, baseball, basketball, golf, skiing and… Read more »

Ari Benjamin Parker

Ari Benjamin Parker, son of Pamela Workman-Parker and Chuck Parker and David Detloff, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Oct. 19 at Temple Emanu-El. He is the grandson of Vivian Workman of Denver, Colo., and the late Martin Workman, and Alexandra and Charles Parker of Henderson, Nev.… Read more »

Rachael Beth Montgomery

Rachael Beth Montgomery, daughter of Jodie and Brian Montgomery, will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, Oct.19 at Skyline Country Club with Congregation Chaverim. She is the granddaughter of Herbert and the late MaraLynn Meshel and Patricia and Harvey Montgomery, all of Tucson. Rachael attends Hermosa Montessori School.… Read more »

Andrew Joshua Gross

Andrew Joshua Gross, son of Craig and Lori Gross, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Oct. 12 at Temple Emanu-El. Andrew attends BASIS Tucson North, where he is an honor student. Andrew enjoys baseball, basketball, swimming, skiing, reading and video games. For his mitzvah project, he is… Read more »

Tianna Liebeskind

Tianna Liebeskind, daughter of Mary and Etai Liebeskind, will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, Oct. 12 at Congregation Or Chadash. She is the granddaughter of P’nina Liebeskind of Israel and Rina and Jim Liebeskind of Tucson, and Teresa and Daniel Hedberg of Tucson and the great-granddaughter of… Read more »

Hannah Elyse Peskin-Owens

Hannah Elyse Peskin-Owens, the daughter of Joy Peskin-Owens and the late Jon Owens, will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, Oct. 5 at Congregation Anshei Israel. She is the granddaughter of Marilyn Peskin Kaufman and Paul Kaufman of Tucson, Anne Owens of Glendale, Ariz., and James C. Rowland… Read more »

Jade Isabelle Skolnik

Jade Isabelle Skolnik, daughter of Lori and Bruce Skolnik, will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, Oct. 5 at Congregation Or Cha­dash. She is the granddaughter of Sylvia and the late Gerard Krumm of Tucson and the late Aron and Ruth Skolnik. Jade attends Sabino High School. She… Read more »

Tea Elianna Weiner

Téa Elianna Weiner, daughter of Naomi and Tamir Weiner, will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Sept. 28, 2013 with Congregation Bet Shalom at the Tucson Jewish Community Center. She is the granddaughter of Liliane and the late Alexander Blumenberg of Tucson; Betty and the late Ira Weiner of… Read more »

Yonaton Eliezer Weiner

Yonatan Eliezer Weiner, son of Naomi and Tamir Weiner, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Sept. 28, 2013 with Congregation Bet Shalom at the Tucson Jewish Community Center. He is the grandson of Liliane and the late Alexander Blumenberg of Tucson; Betty and the late Ira Weiner of… Read more »

Aliya Malka Markowitz

ALIYA MALKA MARKOWITZ, daughter of Ilana and Neil Markowitz, will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 with Congregation Chaverim at the Westward Look Resort. She is the granddaughter of Jana Klenburg of New York, Barbara Potashkin of New Jersey, the late Herb Potashkin, the late… Read more »

Nicole Victoria Turner

NICOLE VICTORIA TURNER, daughter of Deborah Fernandez-Turner and Carey Turner, will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Aug. 31, 2013 at Temple Emanu-El. She is the granddaughter of Jo and Fin Fernandez of Tucson, and Joyce Turner of Staten Island, N.Y. Nicole attends Esperero Canyon Middle School. She enjoys… Read more »

Logan Ely Jacobs

LOGAN ELY JACOBS, son of Allycyn and Rex Jacobs, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Aug. 31 at the Tucson Jewish Community Center with Congregation Cha­verim. He is the grandson of Alan Levenson and the late Linda Nadell of Tucson, and Mindy Nadell and the late Randolph Nadell… Read more »

Nathan Rix

NATHAN RIX, son of Diana Rix and David Gibbs,will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Aug. 24 at Congregation Chaverim. Nathan attends Paulo Freire Freedom School and is interested in the fields of engineering and technology. He is on a First Robotics team, which encourages engineering among youth. He… Read more »

Brandon Elia Esbit

Brandon Elia Esbit, son of Judy and Scott Esbit, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Aug. 24 at Congregation Anshei Israel. He is the grandson of Monroe Katz of Palm Desert, Calif., and the late Barbara Katz, Harry and Elaine Esbit. Brandon attends Wilson Middle School where he… Read more »

Ryan Ballis

Ryan Ballis, son of Tami and Mark Ballis, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Aug. 24, at Temple Emanu-El. He is the grandson of Hal and Sheila Rimer of Palm Desert, Calif., and great-grandson of Ruth Channon of Tarzana, Calif. Ryan attends Esperero Canyon Middle School, where he… Read more »

Maya Marlene Krouse

Maya Marlene Krouse, daughter of Nancy and Robert Krouse, M.D., will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Aug. 17 at Congregation Anshei Israel. She is the granddaughter of Sandra and Bernard Krouse of Penn Valley, Pa., and the late Amalia and Numa Coca. Maya attends Orange Grove Middle School,… Read more »

Joshua Emet Cohen

Joshua Emet Cohen, son of Nancy Cohen and Stephen Cohen, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Aug. 17 at Congregation Or Chadash. He is the grandson of Alan and Susan Cohen of Denver, Warren and Patricia Henderson of Dunbarton, N.H., and Janet Gagnon of Tucson. Joshua attends Orange… Read more »

Julia Marie Braun

Julia Marie Braun, daughter of Roxie and Jerry Braun, will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Aug. 17 at Congregation Chaverim. She is the granddaughter of Zev and Mayling Braun of Los Angeles, Foy Shoemaker of Tucson and the late Joan Weinstein. Julia attends BASIS Charter School. She enjoys… Read more »

Hannah Grace Weisman

HANNAH GRACE WEISMAN, daughter of Jennifer Weisman and Scott Weisman, will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, Aug. 10 at Congregation Chaverim. She is the granddaughter of Judy and Jerry Layne of Goodyear, Ariz., Asher Weisman of Santa Clarita, Calif., and the late Ferne Greenberg of Beverly Hills,… Read more »