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B'nai Mitzvah September 2023

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Lily Reese Salvado will be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah on September 9, 2023 at 11:00 AM at The Temple. Lily is the child of Chris and Lauren Salvado. Her grandparents are August & Isabel Salvado of Delray Beach, Florida and Barry and Rona Bloom of Millstone Township, New Jersey.  


For Lily’s mitzvah project, she has designed and created a sweatshirt and will sell them to the community and give 100% of the profits to Dress for Success. Feeling good in your clothes, helps build confidence in people and both the mitzvah project and the organization selected are both dedicated to helping build confidence through feeling good and looking nice.  


Lily is in the seventh grade at Ensworth. She enjoys theatre, dance, fashion and design and surfing. 

Benjamin Marshall will be called to the Torah as a B’rit Milah at Congregation Micah on Saturday, September 9, 2023  

Ben is the child of Richard and Ruth Marshall, the brother of Maddie Marshal, and grandchild of Faye-Ellen Lane (Brentwood, TN), Robert Braun (Oviedo, FL), and Karen Marshall (Chambersburg, PA). A rising 8th grader at TPH Academy, Ben loves playing hockey - both ice and roller - and learning about tech in the form of computers, video games, and even learning animation this coming school year. Ben has chosen to collect items to send to the Nashville Humane Association - a place close to his heart due to adopting his two pet cats from there. They are a safe-haven for at-risk, homeless and adoptable pets. 

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Matthew Kai Lodl will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah at the Temple on September 23, 2023 at 11:00 AM. Matthew is the child of Joe and Lauren Lodl 


For Matthew’s mitzvah project, he is partnering with Hands on Nashville to write and deliver letters and artwork to homebound seniors.  

Matthew is in the seventh grade at Merrol Hyde Magnet School. He enjoys running, baseball, drums, piano, and hanging out with friends. 

Casey Donovan Nuchow will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah at the Temple on September 30, 2023 at 9:00AM. Casey is the child of Howie & Gina Nuchow. His grandparents are Richard & Gina Nuchow of Delray Beach, Florida and Jerry & Olga Geraci of Nashville, Tennessee.  

For Casey’s Mitzvah Project, he found a way to combine his love for sports and interest in helping children. Casey is asking everyone to bring a piece of sports equipment to the Temple on September 30th. Casey will donate these items to a wonderful non-profit organization called Dream Streets, thereby helping children enjoy sports as much as he does. 

Casey is in the eighth grade at Ensworth. He loves playing sports and his favorites include baseball, lacrosse, basketball & golfCasey also loves spending time with family & friends. 

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Miriam Alice Russ will be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah at The Temple on September 30, 2023 at 11:00 AM. Miriam is the child of Ben and Marissa RussHer grandparents are Melissa and Philip Russ, Marlene Moses and the late Bob Moses, and great-grandparents Elaine and Edward Eskind, all of Nashville, Tennessee. 


For Miriam’s mitzvah project, she supported the Alzheimer’s Association by organizing a walk and raising approximately $6000 for alzheimer’s research in honor of her Grandpa Bob.  


Miriam is in the seventh grade at Harding Academy. She enjoys ballet, jazz, tap and hip-hop dance, volleyball, spending time with her friends and family, traveling the world and experiencing new cultures.  

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