B'nai Mitzvah - Carly Rayman and Joshua Rayman
Carly Rayman, daughter of Bonnie and Evan Rayman of Orlando, will be called to the Torah as a b'nai mitzvah together with her brother, Joshua, on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation in Orlando.
Carly is in sixth grade at Lake Highland Preparatory School, where she performs with the Singers Legacy Group.
Carly's passion is musical theatre. She has been involved with Theatre South at the JCC since 2009, when she was in first grade. In her first production "Journey to Oz," she was a munchkin in the Lullaby League, and in 2014 she was the Tin woman in the remake of "Journey to Oz." This year, Carly is the leading player in Theatre South's "Spellbound," featuring Mary Poppins, Matilda and Pippin. Carly also performs with Theatre South's vocal troupe, Showstoppers. She loves Gandhi's quote: "Live as if you were to die tomorrow, learn as if you were to live forever."
Joshua Rayman, son of Bonnie and Evan Rayman or Orlando, will be called to the Torah as a b'nai mitzvah together with his sister, Carly, on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation in Orlando.
Josh is in the seventh grade at Lake Highland Preparatory School, where he played on the Lake Highland Middle School football team and the Lake Highland 7th grade basketball team.
He loves basketball and has played in the JCC Hoopstars Basketball League for six years. When he is not playing sports, Josh loves video games, books (Josh's favorite author is Rick Riordan), Avenger movies and Maroon 5. Josh's favorite movie is Avengers and his favorite band is Maroon 5. He loves TruTV's Impractical Jokers and Top 20 Funniest. Josh never met a potato that he didn't like. Josh's most memorable quote is "Never give up," by John Cena, professional wrestler.
Josh's and Carly's joint mitzvah project
Josh and Carly Rayman are doing a cooperative mitzvah project. They are doing a social media challenge to raise funds for the National Kidney Foundation. The challenge is to shoot up to five basketball free throws in 15 seconds and then donate $5 per shot to the National Kidney Foundation. If you do not make any of the free throws, the minimum donation is $10 to compete in this challenge. Josh and Carly chose the National Kidney Foundation in honor of their mother and uncle who have both been diagnosed with kidney disease.