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B'nai Mitzvah October 2023

Maytal Shoshanna Wiston was called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah on September 2, at West End Synagogue. Maytal was joined on the Bima by her parents, Stuart and Debby Wiston, her siblings, Leo, Celia and Zev Wiston, and her grandparents Barbara and Jay Wiston of Boynton Beach, Fla., and Ron Wolff of Hendersonville, Tenn. 

An  eighth grader at Merrol Hyde Magnet School in Hendersonville, Maytal is active in both club and school swimming as well as USY. She is also a devoted Camp Ramah Daromnik. 

In lieu of a more traditional Bat Mitzvah project, Maytal has opted to use the training she received to help tutor others at West End Synagogue for their Bar/Bat Mitzvahs over the coming year. 

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Annika Rae Abramson will be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah on October 7, at 11 a.m. at The Temple. She was born on October 7, 2010, in Nashville. She is the daughter of Vandana and Rick Abramson and the granddaughter of Myrna Abramson and the late Dr. Jerome H. Abramson of Atlanta, Ga., and Shashi and Ram Gupta of Sacramento, Calif.. 

A seventh grader at Harpeth Hall, she enjoys reading, guitar, volleyball, and cats. 

For her mitzvah project, Annika has written and published a childrens book entitled Empty Dumpsters: Napkin and Sourdoughs Adventure in Smokeville.”  It will be available for purchase on Amazon, and all proceeds will be donated to the Nashville Humane Association to benefit animal welfare. 


Milo Metzger will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on October 28 at 11 a.m. at The Temple. Milo was born on January 18, 2011, in Augusta, Ga. He is the son of Brian and Simone Metzger and the grandson of Martin and Jaclyn Metzger of Cranston, R.I. and the late Dian Saltzberg, Steve Kessler and John Silvestri of Pittsburgh, Pa. 

A seventh grader at West End Middle School, Milo enjoys comic books, unicycle (the vehicle), dogs (particularly his dog Boone), computers, climbing and art. 

For Milos mitzvah project, he is taking leadership of the Unicycle collection for West End Middle School.He organizes and maintains the donation closet and spearheads the donation drives.Milo has also volunteered his time at Unicycles central headquarters. 

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