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  • Bar Mitzvah - William Joseph McNarney

    Dec 4, 2020

    William Joseph McNarney, son of Lauren Roth and Michael McNarney of Orlando, Fla., will be called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, at Congregation Ohev Shalom in Maitland. William is in the eighth grade at Howard Middle School, where he is a member of the chamber orchestra, plays guitar and is part of the Baking Club, Dumbledore's Army and the Gay/Straight Alliance. He is the Social Action/Tikkun Olam vice president for Kadima at Ohev Shalom. He enjoys the Boy Scouts...

  • Bar Mitzvah - Jaret Samuel Richman

    Aug 28, 2020

    Jaret Samuel Richman, son of Scott and Gwen Richman of Gotha, Fla., was called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, at Congregation of Reform Judaism in Orlando. Jaret is in the eighth grade at Gotha Middle School where he is a member of the National Junior Honor Society and the Chess and Board Games Club. He also enjoys Boy Scouts and Karate. Sharing in the family's simcha were his sister, Jenna; brother, Evan; bubbe, Barbara Richman from Tampa, Fla.; and grandparents,...

  • Bar mitzvah - Frank Clark Tauber

    Mar 13, 2020

    Frank Clark Tauber, son of Michelle and Chris Tauber of Longwood, was called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on Saturday, March 7, 2020, at Congregation Ohev Shalom in Maitland. Frank is in the seventh grade at Rock Lake Middle School, where he is in the math club and participates in basketball and track and field. Sharing in the family's simcha were Frank's brothers, Vic and Lou; sister, Tillie; grandparents Wendy and Martin Derrow of Winter Park and Wayne Tauber of St. Paul, Minn.; as well as...

  • Bar Mitzvah - Joseph Roif

    Sep 13, 2019

    Joseph Roif, son of Dr. David and Orly Diamond of Winter Park, was called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on Thursday morning, June 20, 2019, at Congregation Ahavas Yisrael in Winter Park with his immediate family in attendance. Joseph is in the 8th grade at Glenridge Middle School. His hobbies include playing the saxophone and skateboarding. Joseph also led minchah services in conjunction with a reception held at Interlachen Country Club on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. Joining in the family's simcha...

  • Bar Mitzvah - Jonathan Aaron Gebaide

    Dec 14, 2018

    Jonathan Aaron Gebaide, son of Rachel and Rob Gebaide of Maitland, was called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at Congregation Ohev Shalom in Maitland. Jonathan is in the seventh grade at Maitland Middle School. His hobbies and interests include playing basketball, baseball, volleyball, guitar, and chess; rooting for the University of Florida Gators, Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots and Orlando Magic; and playing NBA2K and Fortnight. Sharing in the family's simcha...

  • Bar Mitzvah - Jared Dylan Shear

    Nov 2, 2018

    Jared Dylan Shear, son of Jana and Evan Shear of Longwood, will be called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, at Congregation Ohev Shalom in Maitland. Jard is in the seventh grade at Lake Highland Preparatory School where he is a member of the Lake Highland JV golf team and the student council. His hobbies and interests include playing golf and lacrosse, attending Gator games, watching the NY Yankees, playing Xbox and hanging out with his friends. He is also a member of...

  • Bar Mitzvah - Geoffrey S. Goldberg

    Sep 28, 2018

    Geoffrey S. Goldberg, son of Sivan and Howard Goldberg of Debary, Fla., will be call to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5 and 6, 2018, at Congregation Ohev Shalom in Maitland. Geoffrey is in the seventh grade at River Springs Middle School where he is a member of the Lego Robotics Club, Rubik's Cube Club, and the Wind Symphony. He is also a member of COS Kadima and Boy Scout Troop 306. His hobbies and interests include Legos, swimming, Fortnite online games, Dungeon &...

  • Bar Mitzvah - JONAH RUBEN PODBERESKY

    Aug 17, 2018

    Jonah Ruben Podberesky, son of Daniel and Lesley Podberesky, will be called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, at Congregation Ohev Shalom in Maitland, Fla. Jonah is in the seventh grade at Lake Highland Preparatory School where he is a member of the wrestling team, Junior Thespians, and is on the Honor Roll/President's List. His hobbies and interests include acting, singing and wrestling. He also is a member of Kadima and is currently on the Kadima board. Sharing in the...

  • Bar Mitzvah - JOSHUA GLASSER

    Jun 29, 2018

    Joshua Glasser was called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on June 2, 2018, at Chabad of Altamonte Springs. Celebrating this joyous occasion with him were his parents, Mitchell and Tamara Glasser, his sister, Sarah Glasser, residents of Altamonte Springs, and uncles, aunts, and cousins from Florida, New York and New Jersey. "We join together wishing Mazal Tov to the Glasser family," said Rabbi Mendy Bronstein. "May Joshua continue to bring them much nachas!"...

  • Bar Mitzvah - EVAN LAWRENCE RICHMAN

    May 4, 2018

    Evan Lawrence Richman, son of Scott and Gwen Richman of Gotha, will be called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at Congregation of Reform Judaism in Orlando. Evan is in the seventh grade at Gotha Middle School where he is a member of the National Junior Honor Society. His hobbies and interests include basketball, karate and spending time with friends. Sharing in the family’s simcha will be Evan’s sister, Jenna; brother, Jaret; Bubbe Barbara Richman; grandparents Karen and Jerry Tumbush; and family and friends from acr...

  • Bar Mitzvah - JONATHAN DAVID EICHENHOLZ

    Apr 20, 2018

    Jonathan David Eichenholz, son of Robyn Eichenholz and Jason Eichenholz of Winter Park, will be called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at Congregation Beth Am in Longwood. Jonathan attends Quest Kids Academy. His hobbies and interests include music, Pinterest, Google Maps, theme parks, and car rides. He is a food connoisseur and a huge fan of cooking videos. Sharing in the family's simcha will be Jonathan's sister Ella; grandparents Dan and Susan Bachrach, Harold and...

  • Bar Mitzvah - BENJAMIN DAVID COLLEY

    Feb 23, 2018

    Benjamin David Colley, son of Robyn and Kevin Colley of Apopka, Fla., will be called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on March 2 and 3, 2018, at Congregation Beth Am of Longwood. Ben is in the seventh grade at Teague Middle School where he plays the trumpet. His hobbies and interests include playing second base and outfield in competitive baseball. Sharing in the family's simcha will be Ben's family from South Florida, Atlanta, Colorado, Kansas, California and New Jersey....

  • Bar Mitzvah - SAMUEL ETHAN POTESHMAN

    Feb 23, 2018

    Samuel Ethan Poteshman, son of Hali and Mike Poteshman of Winter Park, will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Congregation of Reform Judaism in Orlando. Sam is in the seventh grade at Lake Highland Preparatory School where he is on the Honor Roll. His interests include playing piano since he was in second grade, making movies, watching YouTube videos and spending time with friends. Sam is also on the middle school robotics team. For his mitzvah project, Sam has volunteered at Give Kids the World working at...

  • Bar Mitzvah - LOU AARON TAUBER

    Jan 26, 2018

    Lou Aaron Tauber, son of Michelle and Chris Tauber of Longwood, will be called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, at Congregation Ohev Shalom in Maitland. Lou is in the seventh grade at Rock Lake Middle School, where he is a member of the band. His hobbies and interests also include playing tuba and basketball, and volunteering at Village on the Green. Sharing in the family's simcha will be Lou's brothers, Frank and Vic; sister, Tillie; grandparents Wendy and Martin Derrow...

  • Bar Mitzvah - Caleb Yosef Oxborough

    May 26, 2017

    Caleb Yosef Oxborough, son of Thomas and Beth Oxborough of Sanford, will be called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on Saturday, June 3, 2017, at Congregation Beth Am in Longwood. Caleb is in the seventh grade at Sanford Middle School where he is an honor student. His hobbies and interests include spending time and sharing laughs with his brothers and sisters, and volunteering with hunger-relief organizations such as Feeding Children Everywhere and Second Harvest Food Bank. Sharing in the family's...

  • Bar Mitzvah - Nathan Jack Waldbaum

    May 26, 2017

    Nathan Jack Waldbaum, son of Laura and Jonathan Waldbaum of Heathrow, will be called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on Saturday, June 3, 2017, at Congregation Ohev Shalom in Maitland. Nathan is in the seventh grade at Markham Middle School where he is a member of the Black and Silver singers, and in drama. His hobbies and interests include tennis and basketball. He is also a member of the Central Florida Delegation of Athletes playing in the Maccabi games this summer. Sharing in the family's...

  • Bar Mitzvah - Samuel James Cooper

    Feb 3, 2017

    Samuel James Cooper, son of David and Daun Cooper of Oviedo, will be called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on Feb. 18, 2017, at Temple Shir Shalom in Winter Springs. Sam is in the seventh grade at Jackson Heights Middle School where he plays piano, clarinet and saxophone in the Jazz Band and Symphonic Band. His hobbies include defeating his current record of 37 seconds for solving a Rubik's Cube. He is also a member of Little SHFTY at Temple Shir Shalom. Sharing in the family's simcha wil be his...

  • Bar Mitzvah - Daniel Bernard Kaprow

    Dec 30, 2016

    Daniel Bernard Kaprow, son of Marissa Kaprow, and Philip and Sara Kaprow of Winter Springs, will be called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at Congregation Beth Am in Longwood. Daniel is in the seventh grade at Indian Trails Middle School where he is a member of the Beta Club and plays euphonium (baritone) in the Symphonic band. He also volunteers three mornings a week assisting teachers at Keeth Elementary School. For his Mitzvah Project, Daniel is collecting new/gently...

  • Bar Mitzvah - Benjamin Joseph Perreault

    Dec 2, 2016

    Benjamin Joseph Perreault, son of Dale and Phil Perreault of Maitland, will be called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on Dec. 10, 2016, at Congregation of Reform Judaism. Ben is in the seventh grade at Lake Highland Preparatory School where he is on the President's List, which is the highest academic honor; and is on the Middle School baseball team. His hobbies and interests include baseball, video games, his dog Teddy, and hanging with friends. Benjamin shares this day with Yosef Kaminetzki,...

  • Bar Mitzvah - Robert Lewin Dorman

    Nov 11, 2016

    Robert Lewin Dorman, son of Brian and Amy Dorman of Longwood, will be called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on Nov. 19, 2016, at Congregation Beth Am in Longwood. Robert is in seventh grade at Sanford Middle School where he is an excellent student. His favorite classes include aeronautics and civics. When Robert is not watching NASCAR races, he can be found on the soccer field, watching Shark Tank or playing NASCAR video games. Since Robert is obsessed with NASCAR, specifically Jeff Gordon, it...

  • Bar Mitzvah - Marc Homburger Jacobs

    Nov 11, 2016

    Marc Homburger Jacobs, son of Dr. Eve Homburger and Brad Jacobs of Maitland, will be called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, and Saturday, Nov.19, 2016, at Congregation Ohev Shalom in Maitland. Marc is in the seventh grade at Milwee Middle School in their pre- engineering Magnet Program, where he is a member of the BETA Club, Engineering Club, secretary of the Optimist Club, and plays in Jazz Band as well as Symphonic Band. Marc is a Boy Scout and enjoys reading, playing...

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