Meet Our B’nai Mitzvah
Hannah Borow is a seventh grader at Agnon School. She likes to study the TaNaKh because it is interesting and her teacher makes connections between the Hebrew Bible and everyday life that are really cool. She plays the flute and is on the Agnon basketball team. Hannah thinks about being a TaNaKh teacher or pediatric nurse practitioner when she grows up.
This summer she attended Playmakers’ Drama Camp and had lots of fun with her friends. Hannah loves animals and is asking those who attend the Bat Mitzvah to bring a toy for a dog or cat, or a can of pet food. These will be donated to an animal shelter.
On Friday, October 8 Hannah was called to the Torah to become a Bat Mitzvah. Mazel tov to her mother, Rachel Eisenberg; father, Israel Borow; sister Sarah; grandparents Rabbi Fred and Helen Eisenberg; aunt and uncle, Pat and Rabbi Matt; aunt Elizabeth Eisenberg; and cousins Teddy and Maya Eisenberg.
Nate Weltman is in the 8th grade at Mayfield High School. He is fascinated with History and Social Studies, and especially likes learning ancient history and imagining the ancient cities and their archaeology. This has made his Torah portion even more interesting because it takes place in the ancient cities of Sodom and Gomorrah.
Throughout the summer, Nate has been volunteering at Montefiore as a wheelchair attendant. After a bit of time getting used to it, Nate has gotten good at moving the residents around and talking with them.
He said, “I am looking forward to the Bar Mitzvah because I have been learning and studying Judaism since Kindergarten and now I can chant from the Torah scroll.”
On Friday, October 22 Nate was called to the Torah to become a Bar Mitzvah. Mazel tov to his parents Randy and Stephanie; sister Nita; brothers Monty and Max; and extended family, especially those who traveled from Dallas, Texas.