Maya Anh Booth will become a bat mitzvah on Jan. 30 at Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation, in Reston. Maya is the daughter of Emily Booth-Dornfeld and Stuart Dornfeld; and sister of Evan, Sophie and Josh. She is the granddaughter of Albert and Wendy Carton-Sirota, Sidney and Elka Booth, Doris Dornfeld, and Howard and Kathleen Dornfeld. Maya is a seventh-grader at Thoreau Middle School in Vienna.
For her mitzvah project, Maya raised funds and collected and delivered donated items for the Embry Rucker Community Shelter, operated by Cornerstones in Reston. She coordinated the collection of funds and purchase and delivery of items from dozens of donors, including herself, which totaled more than $1,000. She also raised awareness of the shelter’s needs in her community through discussion with family and friends, social media and written pleas on the shelter’s behalf. Maya plans to continue volunteering with Cornerstones. Maya enjoys ballet, riding her bike and attending Caps games.