Mazel Tov to our January Bat Mitzvah Celebrant!
Sydney Lorraine Hett
Sydney Lorraine Hett, a 7th grader at Robert Gray Middle School, will become a Bat Mitzvah during an evening Havdalah service on Saturday, January 6, 2018. She is the daughter of Mark Hett and Jennifer Glickman-Hett. Sydney’s grandparents are Harry and Joanne Glickman of Portland, Oregon, and Susan Dakis of Camano Island, Washington.
Sydney, whose grandfather is the founder and president emeritus of the Portland Trail Blazers, is a sports enthusiast. In addition to watching Trail Blazers games, she is an avid volleyball player for two organizations and has played on her school softball team for the last three years. In her spare time, Sydney enjoys hanging out with her friends, reading and spending time with her family, including her puppy, Sawyer. For her Mitzvah project, Sydney has elected to honor the legacy of former Trail Blazers player, Jerome Kersey, as well as celebrate the special bond that she and Jerome shared, by raising funds for the JK25 Foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to create smiles through dental care and education, with a focus on serving children who are under-privileged, under-served and under-insured.
Sydney has also participated in a variety of philanthropic projects that have supported such organizations as the Children’s Cancer Association and The Boys & Girls Club. She also volunteers as a Teacher’s Aide at her former grade school.