Tagged Bat Mitzvah

Jenna Evelyn Strizver

Jenna Strizver

Jenna Evelyn Strizver, daughter of Brad and Susan Strizver, will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah on May 18, 2019 at Congregation Or Chadash. She is the granddaughter of Paul and Judy Silverman, and David and Leah Peck, all of Tucson, and the late Robert Strizver. She attends Desert Sky… Read more »

Abigail Claire Cherkis

Abigail Claire Cherkis, daughter of Brenda Frye and Sergey Cherkis, will celebrate becoming a bat mitzvah on Saturday, Oct. 20, at Congregation Anshei Israel. She is the granddaughter of Norma Frye of Maricopa, Scott Frye of Gilbert, Margarita Lazereva of Tucson, and Alexander Cherkis of Brooklyn, NY. Abigail attends… Read more »

These bar-mitzvah kids already are Jewish philanthropists

The members of the Brandeis School's 2017-18 seventh-grade class said they appreciated hearing from a range of nonprofits in their city. (Ben Sales)

SAN FRANCISCO (JTA) —  Lyla Maymon and Jane Shvartzman went to interview officials last year at the Larkin Street Youth, a local organization fighting homelessness among young people, to see if their programs were worthy of a philanthropic grant. Maymon and Shvartzman asked all the right questions, like what… Read more »

The Beautiful Meaning Behind My Daughter’s Nontraditional Bat Mitzvah

The writer, right, watching her daughter during her bat mitzvah. (Courtesy of Julie Wiener)

(Kveller via JTA) — At my daughter’s bat mitzvah last month, hundreds of people spread out to form a large circle and, together, carefully hold a completely unrolled Torah scroll. With the scroll spread out so that its entire contents were visible, my daughter found the spot on the… Read more »

Elana Beth Goldberg

Elana Beth Goldberg, daughter of Lisa and Ben Goldberg, will celebrate becoming a bat mitzvah on Saturday, Jan. 16, at Congregation Or Chadash. She is the granddaughter of Mimi and Jerry Sisk of Palos Verdes, Calif., and Karen and Bill Goldberg of Tucson. Elana attends Tucson Hebrew Academy and… Read more »