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News from Middle Tennessee's Jewish Community | Monday, Feb. 26, 2024
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B'nai Mitzvah May 23

Jacob Oliver Mann will become a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, May 13, at 11 a.m. at The Temple, He was born July 22, 2010, in Nashville. His parents are Mollie and Jesse Mann. His grandparents are Jane Mills and Michael Mann, both of Nashville; and Sue and Art Mills of North East, Pa

A sixth grader at Harding Academy, Jacob enjoys tennis, lacrosse, the Baltimore Ravens, and hip hop music..

For his mitzvah project, Jacob is working with Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger, a national organization fighting to end hunger among people of all faiths and backgrounds in the United States and Israel.

Aitan Martinez will become a Brit Mitzvah on Saturday, May 20, at 10:30 a.m. at Congregation Micah. Aitan is the child of Julia Marx and William Martinez, the sibling of Levi Martinez and Maya Martinez, and the grandchild of Leona and Alan Marx of nNashville, and Filomena Martinez of New Jersey.

A seventh grader at Meigs Academic Magnet Middle School, Aitan enjoys soccer, reading, coding, robotics, engineering projects and playing trumpet. For a Mitzvah project, Aitan volunteered with Eakin Elementary to inventory their pantry and helped pack boxes of food for families in need over the winter break.

Simon Frederick Dowell will become a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, May 27, at 11:00 a.m. at The Temple. He was born on June 4, 2010, in Nashville. His parents are Shana and Jon Dowell. His grandparents are Monika and Lester Katzel of Rochester, N.Y.; Denise and David Dowell of Nashville; and Arlene Taylor and Wayne Benson of Chapel Hill, N.C.

A seventh grader at MLK Jr. Magnet School, Simon enjoys violin, piano, composing music and soccer.

For his mitzvah project, Simon is performing violin and piano recitals in retirement communities and nursing homes.

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