Adult B'nai Mitzvah

Our Adult B'nai Mitzvah

Sanford Ziff - Adult B'nai Mitzvah

Usually, a boy becomes Bar Mitzvah at age 13. However, what happens if your family circumstances do not allow for it? Well, when you become an adult you do it. When Sandy Ziff was 2 years old, his father passed away. They lived on Kinsman Road. His grandfather hoped Sandy would be able to go to cheder and become Bar Mitzvah, but it was not to be.

Now at age 85, Sandy was called to the Torah to do the blessings.

Mazel Tov to Sandy and Sally, his wife of 63 years. Also, mazel tov to their three children and spouses: Joshua & Bonnie; Debra & Avi; and Alicia & Steve. Sandy was called to the Torah on Friday, September 30, 2011, Shabbat Shuvah which is the Sabbath between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Everyone is invited to share this simcha with the Ziff family.

Jan Tucker - Adult B'nai Mitzvah

Jan is a longtime teacher in our religious school. She is approaching a milestone 60th birthday and wanted to mark it by becoming an adult Bat Mitzvah.

"I wanted to do something meaningful and I wanted to be an example for my students.  It is a great way to keep up my Hebrew.  And it is an honor to read from the Torah.  The rabbi and I have had many discussions on the Torah portion and I have learned a lot through the months."

Jan became an adult Bat Mitzvah on Friday, March 4, 2011.  Mazel Tov, Jan!