Isabella Claire Alvarez-Zabriskie became a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, June 18, at 3:00 p.m. at The Temple. She was born June 20, 2007, in West Palm Beach, Fla. Her parents are Melissa and Eric Zabriskie. She is the granddaughter of Susan Stern Zabriskie of Watertown, NY, Walter Zabriskie of Watertown, NY, Claire Alvarez of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Ismael Alvarez of West Palm Beach, Fla.
A ninth-grader at Martin Luther King Jr. High School, Isabella loves playing the guitar, listening to music, visual arts, filmmaking, acting, and soccer.
For Isabella’s mitzvah project, she volunteers and raises money for YEAH!, a Nashville-based non-profit that provides a safe space for all kids regardless of gender or how they identify. YEAH! teaches kids music and provides scholarships to kids to attend workshops and camps where they can learn how to write and perform music. The money goes to scholarships for low-income and special needs kids who want to learn and have a community with a safe space.