Violet Eliya Spiro will become a Brit Mitzvah on Saturday, June 10, at 10:30 a.m. at Congregation Micah. Violet is the child of Scott and Jane Spiro, the sibling of Benjamin Spiro, and the grandchild of Bernie and Sally Spiro of Irvine, Calif.
A seventh grader at Woodland Middle School, Violet plays on the school tennis team and runs for the track team. She loves travel and has been to Australia and England so far. She looks forward to visiting Israel one day.
Violet has taken time to support Gentle Barn, with the aim of inspiring kindness and compassion towards animals, our planet and each other.
Lana Reese Komisar will become a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, June 24, at 11 a.m. at The Temple. She was born on July 6, 2009, in Nashville. Her parents are Bethany and Kevin Komisar. Her grandparents are the late Linda Pounds and the late Britt Pounds; Frada Komisar and Martin Komisar, all of Nashville.
An eighth grader, Lana is homeschooled. She is a competitive gymnast and is the Level 7 Tennessee State Champion. When not doing gymnastics, Lana loves to paint, cheer on her brother, Jack, in football, hang out with friends and be with her family.
For her mitzvah project, Lana is going to donate floral arrangements and raise money for West Meade Place for taking such good care of her Nana before she passed.