B'nai Mitzvah Summer 2011

Meet Our Summer 2011 B’nai Mitzvah


Ashley Bailey

Ashley Bailey just finished the seventh grade at Kenston Middle School.

This summer, she is looking forward to spending time with family and friends. Ashley hopes to spend much of her time swimming in their backyard pool. Of becoming a Bat Mitzvah, Ashley said, "it’s what you do at the age of 13. I want to be seen as a Jewish adult. Judaism has been passed down through the generations of our family and it’s something that I want to continue."

Esther did a beautiful job reading from the Sefer Torah and became a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, June 18. Mazel tov to Ashley, her parents Shari and Jeff, her sister Sami, and grandparents Merle and Marilyn Ettinger.



Maya Eisenberg

Maya Eisenberg will be entering the 8th grade at Memorial Junior High in South Euclid. She loves learning history, French and Math. She is becoming a Bat Mitzvah because "it’s a milestone in your life. You represent your religion and it shows that you are taking on more responsibility. It will be a good experience to be able to talk in front of all those people." She plays the clarinet and oboe; enjoys baking, cooking and tennis; and loves summer in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Mazel tov to Maya Edna Root as she prepares to be called to the Torah on Friday evening, August 12, 2011. Also, mazel tov to her parents Pat and Rabbi Matt, brother Teddy, grandparents Helen and Rabbi Fred, grandparents Betty and Dr. Robert Roy, Aunt Elizabeth Eisenberg, Aunt Rachel, and cousins Hannah and Sarah.

The Eisenberg family invites the entire congregation to celebrate this simcha with us.



Zoe Kurtz

Zoe Kurtz will be entering the 9th grade at Laurel School. She enjoys learning Chinese and was on a school trip last year to China. She said, "it’s cool to learn a new language and the culture of a new place. It is very different from here. I would like to be a forensic scientist when I grow up and have wanted to be one since I was 5 years old."

Zoe just started her Hebrew studies a couple of years ago when her family joined our congrega-tion. She is excited to become a Bat Mitzvah and said, "it shows I am ready to take on more re-sponsibility and become a Jewish adult."