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News from Middle Tennessee's Jewish Community | Monday, Feb. 26, 2024
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January 2023 B'nai Mitzvah

Abby, Ben, & Sam Bauman will become b’nai mitzvah on Saturday, January 14, at 10:30 a.m. at Congregation Micah.

Hilary Fremont will become a bat mitzvah on Saturday, January 21, at 11 a.m. at The Temple. Hilary was born on October 2, 2009, in Nashville. Her parents are Richard and Sarah Fremont. Her grandparents are Kenneth and Joan Fremont of Loudon, Tenn., and Mel and Jane Richards of Ithaca, N.Y.

Hilary has yet to decide on her mitzvah project.

A ninth grader at Harding Academy Hilary enjoys soccer, basketball, track, and cross country.

Jacob and Matthew Johnson will become b’nai mitzvah on Saturday, January 28, at 11 a.m. at The Temple. Jacob and Matthew were born on March 8, 2010, in Nashville. Their parents are Treye and Rachel Johnson. Their grandparents are Katherine Johnson, Kenneth Kraft and Luci Crow, the late Earl Johnson Jr., and the late Tina Kraft, all of Nashville.

For their mitzvah project, Jacob and Matthew will be raising money for Second Harvest Food Bank.

Seventh graders at Montgomery Bell Academy, Jacob really enjoys playing baseball, football, basketball and wrestling. He is naturally drawn to learning new technologies and enjoys traveling and hanging with friends. Matthew enjoys many different sports including football, wrestling, basketball and baseball. He also has a strong passion for art and travel.

Ava Posey will become a bat mitzvah on Saturday, January 28, at 10:30 a.m. at Congregation Micah. Ava is the child of Matthew and Jessica Posey, the sibling of Zachary Pose, and the grandchild of Marray and Sally Halperin of Boca Raton, Fla., and Timothy and Denice Posey of DeFuniak Springs, Fla.

A seventh grader at Mill Creek Middle School, Ava enjoys musical theater, aerial silks, and reading. For a Mitzvah project, Ava is collecting instrument

accessories for the students of W.O. Smith Middle School, a school that makes affordable, quality music instruction available to children from low-income families.

Eli Shuster will become a bar mitzvah on Saturday, February 4, at 10:30 a.m. at Congregation Micah. Eli is the child of Jason and Sarah Shuster, the sibling of Grant Shuster, and the grandchild of Ronnie Shuster of Nashville and Ed and Anne Verissimo of Acushnet, Mass.

A seventh grader at University School of Nashville, Eli is a multi-sport athlete involved in soccer, baseball, and basketball. He is also an avid reader and loves history. For a Mitzvah project, Eli is partnering with the Community Resource Center (CRC) to provide hygiene products for the unhoused community as well as conducting dignity drives for students in public schools who lack everyday resources that help them maintain their personal dignity.

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