Here’s how to plan a pandemic bar/bat mitzvah

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When the world shut down last March as fear spread that the coronavirus was as lethal as it was unknown, Ben Pollack was days...
Philip Davis and his family celebrate his bar mitzvah at Temple Rodef Shalom on June 30.

Sampling the bar mitzvah speech

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The bar or bat mitzvah speech is an opportunity for the child to explain how their Torah portion relates to their lives. It’s also...
Avi Gorodetski

Avi Gorodetski named international s’ganit

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Avi Gorodetski, of Washington, was named international s’ganit, or vice president of programmning, during the BBYO International Convention. Avi, a member of the Yachad Chapter...
Joe Miller

Joe Miller named executive director of NVHC

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Joe Miller, formerly development manager at Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation (NVHC) in Reston, has been named executive director of the Reform synagogue. Miller’s tenure at...
Jonah Eli Udler

Jonah Eli Udler

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Jonah Eli Udler, son of Jen and Josh Udler of Potomac, and brother of Jacob and Shoshanna, will become a bar mitzvah on Feb....
Zoe Becker

Zoe Becker

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Zoe Becker will celebrate her bat mitzvah on Feb. 6 at Adas Israel Congregation. Zoe is the daughter of Ben and Judy Becker of...
Ayla Isabel Miller

Ayla Isabel Miller

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Ayla Isabel Miller, daughter of Rachel Miller and Jason Miller, and sister of Julian Chase Miller, will become a bat mitzvah on Feb. 6,...
Rabbi Benjamin Berger

Berger named a Wexner Field fellow

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Washington resident Rabbi Benjamin Berger has been selected for Class 5 of the Wexner Field Fellowship. Berger is vice president for Jewish education at...
Nicholas May and Taylor Kreinces

Kreinces-May

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Nicholas May proposed to Taylor Kreinces on Jan. 13. Both live in Fairfax. Nicholas, from New Orleans, is the son of Victoria and Robert...
Maya Anh Booth

Maya Anh Booth

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Maya Anh Booth will become a bat mitzvah on Jan. 30 at Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation, in Reston. Maya is the daughter of Emily...