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Mazel Tov to our May Bat Mitzvah Celebrants!

Louis Anthony PhilipLouis Philip

Louis Anthony Philip will become Bar Mitzvah on May 6, 2017. He is the son of Joshua and Leah Philip and the grandson of Bob and Rita Philip and Terry and Jennifer Glucoft. He is the great grandson of Lois, and the late Leonard, Schnitzer. Louie is proud to be a fourth generation member of Temple Beth Israel. He is a student at Northwest Academy. He enjoys hockey, football, video games and improv . He has spent several hours this year volunteering at Stephen's Place, a unique not profit community, specifically designed to provide disabled living solutions for adults with complex language, learning and cognitive disabilities.

Grant McFeeters-Krone

Grant will become a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday May 13, 2017. Grant is the son of Amy and David Mcfeeters-Krone. He has two older siblings, Guy (17) and Abby (14), and one younger sister, Rachel (10). His grandparents are Ann and Ron Krone of University City, Missouri, Mary McFeeters of Portland, and the late Guy S. McFeeters. Grant is a seventh grader at DaVinci Arts Middle School in Portland, where he takes 2D art and plays the baritone in the band. He enjoys playing soccer, basketball and tennis. In his spare time he reads and hangs out with his friends. For his Mitzvah Project, Grant will volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House.

Naomi LewinNaomi Lewin

Naomi Lewin will become a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, May 20th, 2017. She is the daughter of David and Amy Lewi and a 7th grader at Hosford Middle School. She likes playing guitar, reading, and spending time with her family and dog. For her Mitzvah Project, Naomi is channeling her love of animals and books into one effort - to read to shelter animals as a way to calm and comfort them. She’s coordinating several book reading days at area shelters this spring.

Eliana Dove LefkowitzEliana Lefkowitz

Eliana Dove Lefkowitz will become a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, May 27, 2017. She is daughter of Marty Lefkowitz and Shira Fogel, and older sister of Kovi, and granddaughter of Lynne Fogel and the late Cantor Edward Fogel and the late Ken and Letty Lefkowitz. Eliana is a 7th grade student at Rock Creek Middle School who loves to dance. For her Mitzvah Project, Eliana chose “to do a variety of acts of kindness.” She volunteers with Operation Full Belly which helps provide food, clothing and other essentials to the homeless in Portland, with Clackamas County Dog Services, with Paws Animal Shelter in West Linn and with her elementary school.


Mazel Tov to our April Bat Mitzvah Celebrants!

sophie rosiskySophia Rose Rosicky

Sophie will become a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Sophie is the daughter of Henry and Gillian Rosicky. She has an older sister Emma (18) and younger sister Annie (6). Grandparents Terri Warren & Hal Hendrix and Henry & Mary Rosicky both live in Portland. Sophie is a 7th grader at ACMA (Arts and Communications Magnet Academy) in Beaverton. She plays soccer with Bridlemile Soccer Club, is coached by her Dad in winter Basketball, and loves to dance and write fiction in her spare time. For her Mitzvah Project, Sophie is supporting p:ear, an organization that works to build positive relationships with homeless and transitional youth through education, art and recreation. She will be harnessing the resources of her talented, artistic friends who have donated work to support a youth art auction at her Bat Mitzvah reception, with all proceeds going directly to p:ear. If you are interested in bidding on or purchasing one of the offered works in advance of the auction, you can go here for a listing of items.

mayaMaya Luna Sykes

Maya Luna Sykes will become a Bat Mitzvah on April 8th, 2017. She is daughter to Nathan and Diane Sykes and has a little brother named Drew. She is a 7th grader at Sellwood Middle School and is a part of Peer Helpers, a group that helps and introduces new students into the school and student council. Maya enjoys dancing, reading, and hanging out with her friends in her free time. She dances at Pacific Dance Academy six hours a week, two of them interning for younger classes. Her favorite books include: Harry Potter, All the Light We Cannot See, and Keepers of the Lost Cities.

harperHarper Morgan Lombard

Harper Morgan Lombard will become a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, April 29, 2017. Harper is the daughter of Andrea and Matthew Cox of Portland and Chris Lombard of Portland. Harper’s Grandparents are Barbara and Bob Schulman of Syracuse, New York, Santa and Ed Lombard of Syracuse, New York and Linda Boochever and John Schwartz of Lake Oswego, Oregon. Harper is in seventh grade at Sellwood Middle School. Harper loves playing volleyball and plays on a league and for her middle school team. She is a voracious reader and also loves animals, outdoor adventures and spending time with her friends. Harper looks forward to attending B'Nei Brith (BB) Camp every summer.

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