B’nai Mitzvah – January 2018 issue

Posted on: December 30th, 2017 by tgregory

Rachel Cohen will be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, Jan. 13, at 11 a.m. at The Temple. Rachel is the daughter of David Samuel Cohen and the late Amy M. Cohen. Her grandparents are the late P. Millard Cohen and Peggy A. Cohen of Nashville, as well as the late Berky Sloan and Eileen Lapidus Sloan of Glasgow, Ky.

For her mitzvah project, Rachel is working with the Nashville Humane Shelter to help with the care of their animals. Rachel also has a jewelry business and gives her proceeds to various animal funds and groups.

Rachel is in the 7th grade at Linden Waldorf School and in her free time she plays the ukulele and writes songs. She enjoys art, designing jewelry and hiking outdoors. She also has two pets that she loves spending time with.


Julius Fox will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Jan. 20, at 11 a.m. at The Temple. Julius is the son of Carrington and David Fox. His grandparents are Sandy Nelson and the late William Nelson of Nashville, as well as the late George and Charlotte Fox of Nashville.

For his mitzvah project, Julius is helping students with multiple disabilities at Harris-Hillman School by donating money he earned mowing lawns and raising funds through the website he created, www.FoxMitzvah.com. The funds will purchase wipes, equipment, towels, batteries and other items for use by teachers and nurses at Harris-Hillman.

Julius is in the 7th grade at University School of Nashville, where he plays on the tennis team. He also enjoys fishing, shooting his BB guns, working with his brothers in their neighborhood lawn mowing service and taking summer trips to the Flathead Valley in Montana.


Theophilus Maxwell LaLonde Mosse will become a bar mitzvah at Congregation Micah on Saturday, Jan. 20. Theo is the son of Kristine LaLonde and Claudio Mosse, the grandson of Roberto and Susan Mosse of McLean, Va., and William and Oddveig LaLonde of Midlothian, Va. He is the brother of Gideon Mosse. 

Theo is currently a 7th grader at the University School of Nashville. He enjoys participating in Boy Scouts, soccer, lacrosse, and robots and tech. Theo loves all things Marvel Comics as well as DC Comics. 

For his Mitzvah project, Theo will be advocating for OASIS in support of at-risk youth in Nashville.