Mya Schwartz will be called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah at 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 5 at Congregation Micah.
She is the daughter of Elizabeth and David Schwartz and the sister of Ben. She is the granddaughter of Burton and the late Sharon Schwartz of Minneapolis and David and Nancy Ott of Hancock, WI.
Mya is a seventh grader at Brentwood Middle School. She is very active in competitive cheerleading and competed with her team at Disneyworld last year. She is also a music lover and enjoys playing piano, guitar, and ukulele as well as attending concerts with her friends.
Mya is a lifelong animal lover, and for her project she is raising money and collecting supplies for Metro Animal Care and Control.
Owen Doochin Shaffer will be called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah at 11 a.m. Nov. 5 at The Temple. Owen was born in Nashville on September 30, 2003. His parents are Karen and Brian Vingelen and Amanda and Preston Shaffer. His grandparents are Lanie and Bill Cook of Nashville, Bob and Alberta Doochin of Nashville, Jimmy and Eric Shaffer of Georgetown, KY, and Paige Prewitt of Lexington, KY.
Owen is in the seventh grade at The Ensworth Schol. He enjoys tennis, canoeing, robotics, Boy Scouts, reading, technology, and hanging out with his friends.
For his mitzvah project, Owen is raising money to purchase equipment for Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital through the Children’s Play organization.
Carson Lewis will be called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah at 11 a.m. on Saturday Nov. 12 at The Temple. His parents are M. Scott and Rebecca Lewis. His grandparents are Douglas B. Lewis of Brentwood, Jane Lewis of Smyrna, and Ed and Mary Honeyman of Murfreesboro.
Carson is in the seventh grade at Siegel Middle School. He enjoys soccer, taekwondo (currently a black belt), Xbox and spending time with family and friends.
For his mitzvah project, Carson has created “blessing bags” that include daily necessities and food items to be handed out by Carson, his family, friends and guests of his bar mitzvah to people in need in the Greater Nashville area
Jacob Dimitry Viner will be called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19 at The Temple. Jacob was born in Nashville on Sept. 22, 2003. His parents are Jessica and Daniel Viner. His grandparents are Gary Gutow of Nashville, Barbara Viner of Fairfield, CT, Nicholas Viner of Westport, CT, and the late Kathryn H. Gutow.
Jacob is in the seventh grade at Montgomery Bell Academy. He enjoys soccer, skiing, skateboarding, rowing, drawing, and spending time with family and friends
Jacob is a four-year camper at Camp Timberlane in Woodruff, WI, and for his mitzvah project, he will be making a donation to Camp for All Kids, allowing other kids to experience summer camp.