B’nai Mitzvah – March 2017 issue

Posted on: February 28th, 2017 by tgregory

Dillon Marvin Aronoff will be called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah at 11 a.m. on March 4 at The Temple. Born in Nashville on March 6, 2004, he is the son of Laurie and Dan Aronoff and the grandson of Elise and Jim Straus of Nashville, Judy Aronoff and Marshall Ruchman of Cincinnati, and the late Dr. Marvin Aronoff.

Dillon is in the seventh grade at Grassland Middle School. He enjoys tennis, waterskiing, drawing, technology, photography, Camp Timberlane in Wisconsin, and spending time with friends and family.

For his mitzvah project, Dillon is honoring the memory of playing games (especially Monopoly) with his late great-grandmother Norma Neaderthal by collecting board games and donating them to Jewish Family Services and Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital.


Jacob Robert Greenberg will be called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah during services at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 4 at Congregation Micah.  Jake is the son of Clay and Julie Greenberg, brother of Lily, and grandson of Robert and Ginny Greenberg of Oklahoma City; John and Virginia Wolfarth of Garden Valley, TX; and Dr. William and Alice West of Dallas.  

Jake is a seventh grader at West End Middle Prep, where he is a proud member of the Robotics Team and enjoys participating in the Encore Program. As a serious “gamer,” Jake loves all things digital and looks forward to hosting his own YouTube channel someday soon. Jake loves spending parts of his summers at Henry S. Jacobs Camp.  Year-round, Jake loves spending time with his cats Stella and Milo and his dog Foxy. 

Given his love of animals, Jake is supporting Heifer International for his mitzvah project.  


Alex Sidney Duben will be called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah during services at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 18 at Congregation Micah. Alex is the son of Chris “Scoob” and Jennifer Duben and the brother of Rachel.  He is the grandson of Ronny and Esther O’Mell of Memphis, and Steve and Pam Duben of Los Angeles. 

Alex is a seventh grader at Martin Luther King, Jr. Magnet School where he participates in the school band and track.  He also enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching movies, doing artwork, and playing Minecraft. He looks forward to spending summers at Jacob’s Camp. 

For his mitzvah project, Alex would like to work with the Friends of Radnor Lake to help support some of their projects in preserving their natural area. Radnor Lake has held a special meaning for his family for several years as Alex’s dad began working there when he first moved to Nashville in 1998.