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News from Middle Tennessee's Jewish Community | Saturday, April 13, 2024
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B'nai Mitzvah April 2024

Levi Hudson Orley will be called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on Saturday, April 6, at 11 a.m. at The Temple. He was born on February 6, 2011, in New York City, He its the son of Laurel and Ethan Orley and grandson of Geoffrey Orley of Bloomfield Hills, Mich.,, Klarika Orley of Karkur, Israel, and Nancy Miller Kozeradsky of Cresskill, N.J.  

A seventh grader at Harding Academy, Levi enjoys basketball, lacrosse, mountain biking, sleepaway camp in Canada, making Michelin-star style steaks with fancy salts, traveling and spending time with his dog Oliver. 

For Levis mitzvah project, he is supporting Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. Levi raised over $2,300 for the food bank and is volunteering at Second Harvest throughout the month of March. He will be assisting with evaluating, sorting and packing food donations from grocery stores, food drives and farms for distribution across Middle and West Tennessee. 

Miles Rubin will be called to the Torah on Saturday, April 6, at 10:30 a.m. at Congregation Micah. Miles is the child of Joanna Teplin and Jeremy Rubin; the brother of Marlowe Rubin; and grandchild of Gail and Marvin Rubin, and Sari and Stu Teplin 

A seventh grader at Holy Trinity Montessori, Miles loves to learn about history, and hang with his friends and help others. Miles chose to cook a meal for 25 youths at the Oasis Center. Oasis Centers mission is to help young people in Middle Tennessee move into a happy, healthy, and productive adulthood. They build relationships that advance youth wellbeing, amplify youth voice, and inspire action toward a just community. 

Eva Zeller will be called to the Torah on Saturday, April 13, at 10:30 a.m. at Congregation Micah. She is the child of Amy Stone and Christoph Zeller, the sister of Marlo Zeller, and grandchild of Janet Stone of New York, and Beryl Zeller of Germany. 

 A seventh grader at Meigs Middle Magnet School, Eva enjoys art, costume design, hiking, and cooking. 

Norah Frances Clarke will be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, April 20, at 11 a.m. at The Temple. She was born on October 17, 2010, in Santa Monica, Calif. Her parents are Clare and Robin Clarke. Her grandparents are Carol and Henry Levy of Memphis, Tenn., Suzanne Clarke of Petaluma, Calif., and Jonathan Clarke of New York City.  

A seventh grader at University School of Nashville, Norah loves playing sports with friends and on her school teams. She especially enjoys volleyball, swimming and soccer. She loves art, particularly photography, drawing and painting. She also loves cooking and baking. And she loves hiking and skiing with her family.   

For Norahs mitzvah project, she collects unused and leftover flowers, arranges and repurposes them into new floral arrangements. She delivers them to residents at Richland Place on a regular basis.  

 

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