The Jewish Observer
News from Middle Tennessee's Jewish Community | Friday, June 21, 2024
The Jewish Observer

B'nai Mitzvah April 23

Henry David and Ruby Jane Kammerman will celebrate their B’nai Mitzvah on Saturday, April 1, at 11 a.m. at The Temple. Henry was born on July 8, 2009, and Ruby was born on November 22, 2010, both in Park Ridge, Ill. Their parents are Martin and Amy Kammerman. Their grandparents are Martin and Gloria Gonzalez of Pensacola, Fla., and the late Harry and Janice Kammerman of Staten Island, N.Y.

Henry is a seventh grader and Ruby is an eighth grader at Meigs Magnet Middle School. Henry enjoys video games, Boy Scouts, aviation, biking, piano and travel. Ruby enjoys drawing, writing fiction, violin, reading, astronomy and traveling.

For Henry’s mitzvah project, he is working with the Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America to support Jewish service members overseas by collecting non-perishable foods, snacks and other items.

For Ruby’s mitzvah project, she is working with Unicyle, the school uniform recycling non-profit to collect new socks for students in need.

Peyton Horowitz will become a Brit Mitzvah on Saturday, April 15, at 10:30 a.m. at Congregation Micah. Payton is the child of Marc and Jackie Horowitz, the sibling of Kyle Horowitz, and the grandchild of Shelly and Judy Horowitz of Florida.

A seventh grader at Spring Station Middle School, Peyton enjoys reading, art, music (specifically the flute) and math.

For a Mitzvah project, Peyton will be volunteering with the Gentle Barn, an organization that facilitates rehab and care for animals.

Alex Krakauer will become a Brit Mtizvah on Saturday, April 22, at 10:30 a.m. at Congregation Micah. Alex is the child of Mark and Maria Krakauer and the sibling of Madeline Krakauer. A seventh grader at Brentwood Middle School, Alex enjoys playing the violin, rock climbing, hiking, fishing, building Legos and spending time with friends, family and Carl, the family dog.

For a Mitzvah project, Alex is volunteering with the Harpeth River Conservancy, an organization whose mission is to restore and protect clean water and healthy ecosystems for rivers in Tennessee.

Hannah Leonia Mackler will become a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, April 22, at 11 a.m. at The Temple. Hannah was born on April 22, 2010, in Nashville. Her parents are Rabbi Shana and James Mackler. Her grandparents are Sammy Goldstein and Bill Yahner of Orlando, Fla., Carol and Neil Lisnow of Boynton Beach, Fla., Don and Judy Mackler of Chattanooga;, and the late Sandra Goldstein (z”l) of Boca Raton, Fla.

A seventh grader at University School of Nashville, Hannah is an avid mountain biker and rock climber and enjoys spending time with friends and family.

For her mitzvah project, Hannah has raised money and collected donations for the Oasis Center Bike Program and close to support Just Us at Oasis, providing a safe place and support for LGBT young people experiencing homelessness. She also collected clothing and volunteered with Unicycle, a school uniform recycling program supporting Metro Nashville Public Schools’ students and the HERO (Homeless Education Resource Office) program.

Sydney Lasher will become a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, April 29, at 11 a.m. at The Temple. Sydney was born on July 14, 2010, in San Francisco, Calif. Her parents are Andrew and Melissa Lasher. Her grandparents are Ellen and Berry Wagenberg of Livingston, N.J., Patricia Lasher and Richard Jacobs of Baltimore, Md., and Janiece Longoria, wife of the late Stephen Lasher, of Houston, Tex.

A sixth grader at University School of Nashville, Sydney enjoys sports, hanging with her friends, skiing with her siblings, Abe and Rae, summers at Camp Pinecliffe and snuggling with her dog, Gordie.

For her mitzvah project, Sydney is supporting immigrant families via The Temple’s partnership with Nueva Vida Church by volunteering at their food pantry and collecting diapers and gently used sports equipment for donation.

Support The Observer

The Jewish Observer is published by The Jewish Federation of Greater Nashville and made possible by funds raised in the Jewish Federation Annual Campaign. Become a supporter today.