B’nai Mitzvah – October 2017 issue

Posted on: September 30th, 2017 by tgregory

Max Elliot will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Oct. 7, at 11 a.m. at The Temple. Max is the son of Loren and Jon Elliot. His grandparents are Sharon and Alan Lipworth, as well as Greta and Michael Elliot of Scarsdale, New York. 

For his mitzvah project, Max chose to volunteer among the different sports clinics within the Nashville area to help children who have disabilities.

Max is in the 7th grade at University School of Nashville and he loves playing basketball and baseball, drumming, having fun during the summers at Camp Timberlane, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

 

Eleanor Spark will be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah during services at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14, at Congregation Micah. Eleanor is the daughter of Jeffrey Spark and Gail L. Addlestone z”l. She is the granddaughter of Eleanor Naftal z”l and Leonard Naftal of Tucker, Ga., Harvey Spark and Jo Spark of Waco, Texas and Ronald Addlestone and Heidi Addlestone of Nashville.

Eleanor is a 7th grader at Currey Ingram Academy.  She enjoys archery and was key in establishing an archery club at her school.  She is also an avid reader and enjoys her harp lessons.  When she’s not participating in these activities, she loves spending time with her friends and family.  Eleanor chose to do volunteer work and help raise money for Gilda’s Club Nashville, a cause which was near and dear to her late mother.  She has baked cookies for support groups which meet on Thursday evenings, helped make decorations for their annual Halloween party, and used her party as a fundraiser by having an archery competition.

 

Noah Spigel will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 11 a.m. at The Temple. Noah’s parents are David and Marci Spigel. His grandparents are Stuart Spigel and Barbara Speller, as well as Helen and Bill Humble.

For his mitzvah project, Noah plans to pull his efforts towards helping feed the homeless and hungry around the Nashville and surrounding areas.

Noah is in the 7th grade at the University School of Nashville and he loves playing basketball and tennis, reading books, going to the movies, watching all sports, and technology.

 

Cam Gordon will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 11 a.m. at The Temple. Cam is the son of Gwen and Frank Gordon. His grandparents are Bernice and Joel Gordon, and Tatjana and Roland Lukner of Nashville. 

For his mitzvah project, Cam chose to volunteer with The Sports Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee to help ensure that children across this community can become part of a team.

Cam is in the 7th grade at Ensworth of Nashville and he loves playing basketball, football, soccer, and many other sports. He also likes to read, attend sporting events, and hang out with his friends.

 

Samantha Lichtenstein will be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah during services at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21, at Congregation Micah. Samantha is the daughter of Karen and Jimmy Lichtenstein and the sister of Molly. She is the granddaughter of Harriet Spirer and the late Eric Spirer of Naples, Fla., and Sharon and Murray Lichtenstein of Spring, Texas.

Samantha is currently a 7th grader at Page Middle School. She is avid about the theater and is involved with The Page Middle Players in both plays and musicals. Samantha also enjoys competitive swimming, spending time with her friends and family, and looks forward to seeing Broadway musicals, going to the beach, and summers at camp. 

For her mitzvah project, Samantha has chosen to collect swim gear for the Nashville Dolphins Swim Club and to volunteer to help at their practices. She is also volunteering her time at a pet adoption organization.

 

Jack de Riesthal will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 11 a.m. at The Temple. Jack is the son of Kari and Michael de Riesthal. His grandparents are Steven and the late Fran Tarlowe of Richmond, Va. Robert and the late Anne Marie de Riesthal of Nashville.

For his mitzvah project, Jack has made and sold wooden lacrosse shafts, as well as mini lacrosse sticks to raise money for Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in memory of his uncle who passed away from a pediatric congenital heart defect.

Jack is in the 7th grade at West End Middle School and some of his hobbies are playing lacrosse, basketball, and waterskiing. He also enjoys spending time with his friends and family, playing the saxophone, and going to summer camp in Wisconsin.