B'nai Mitzvah Fall 2011

Meet Our Fall 2011 B’nai Mitzvah

Aliza Baden is an entering eighth grader at Solon Middle School. She likes language arts and science. Aliza plays the clarinet and the bass guitar. This summer, she was in the School of Rock and loved playing bass in the closing concert. Why become a Bat Mitzvah? She quickly answered, "becoming a Bat Mitzvah is an important tradition in Judaism and I want to keep it going."

Mazel tov to her parents Steve and Stephanie, and siblings Isabella, Jarod, and Aa-ron. Elisheva will be called to the Torah on Friday evening, September 23rd. Every-one is invited to share this simcha just before Rosh Hashanah.

Stephanie loves the way our students play HaTikvah. At the conclusion of every Religious School session, several students play their instruments as we sing HaTikvah. The Badens invite religious school students to bring their instruments and play HaTikvah for the closing melody on the 23rd.

Jacob Levin's family moved to Edwardsville, IL a few years ago because of his father‘s work. Up until that point, his family had been active members of our congregation. Now, it's time for Jacob to be-come a Bar Mitzvah and there is no better place than right back here at Temple Israel Ner Tamid.

Jacob goes to Liberty Middle School and especially enjoys science and math. He is an excellent violinist. His favorite musical piece is Vivaldi's D Minor Concerto for Violin.

Yaakov was called to the Torah on Friday, November 25, 2011. Mazel tov to Jacob, his parents Janet and Victor, and his brothers Mark and Ari.

Tommy Grieshammer is a seventh grader at Mayfield Middle School, and his favorite subject is Social Studies. Tommy plays the saxophone and is on the school swim team. One day he hopes to be a businessman working in the field of solar energy. Why is he becoming a Bar Mitzvah? Because "it is very important to the family, especially my mother."

Mazel tov to Tovyah, his parents Chuck and Sue, and brother Stevie. He was called to the Torah on Saturday morning, November 26th.