Henry Modlin

Henry Modlin, a local retired podiatrist who practiced in Washington, D.C., became a bar mitzvah in 1944 at Congregation B’nai Israel, then located at 14th and Emerson Streets in Washington. On Nov. 8, at Congregation Har Shalom in Potomac, in the company of family and friends, he will celebrate by reading from the Torah at… Read More

Washington-area b’nai mitzvah

Adas Israel Adam Crausman B’nai Israel Congregation Alex Michael Sklar Judith Brittney Altneu Dahlia Marie Frier B’nai Shalom of Olney Joshua Kram Beth Sholom Congregation and Talmud Torah Joshua Liebstein Congregation B’nai Tzedek Nicole Weisman Zachary L. Rosen Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County Lila Hoffman-Byer Madeline Molyneux Congregation Beth Emeth Jared Tankel Congregation Har Shalom… Read More

Adam Crausman

On Saturday, Adam Crausman, son of Ginger Moss and Jamie Crausman, will become a bar mitzvah at Adas Israel Congregation. He is a seventh-grader at E.L. Haynes Public Charter School in D.C. He began his Jewish education as a kindergartener at the Estelle & Melvin Gelman Religious School, and is currently in the Ma’alot Program…. Read More

Matt Kleiman

Susan and Fred Kleiman announce the bar mitzvah of their son, Matt Kleiman, on Saturday at Temple Beth Ami in Rockville. Matt is an eighth-grader at Julius West Middle School in Rockville. Matt was honored to celebrate becoming a bar mitzvah in Israel with Rabbi Jack Luxemburg and his family and friends in July.  Joining… Read More

Celia Shapiro

Joni-Lucas Shapiro announces the bat mitzvah of her daughter, Celia Shapiro, on Saturday at Congregation Har Shalom in Potomac. Joining in the simcha will be Celia’s sister, Frankie, and brother, Jonathan, and grandparents Charlotte and Lionel Shapiro of Silver Spring. For her bat mitzvah project, Celia volunteered with the Montgomery Avenue Women’s Center. Celia is… Read More

Sophia Faith Becker

Sophia Faith (Sophie) Becker, daughter of Mila and Scott Becker, will become a bat mitzvah Saturday at Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County in Bethesda. Family members joining in the simcha are her sister, Alexandra, grandfather, Jerold Roschwalb of Bethesda, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends receiving honors during the Torah service will include her… Read More

Hannah Marill

Hannah Marill, daughter of Anne and Anthony Marill, celebrated her bat mitzvah on May 18 at Beth Sholom Congregation and Talmud Torah in Potomac. Family members joining in the simcha were her sister, Erin, and grandparents Philip and Toby Berman of Potomac and Marian Marill of Cambridge, Mass. Hannah is a sixth-grader at Herbert Hoover… Read More

Ryan Lawrence Needle

Ryan Lawrence Needle, son of Barbara Wachter Needle and Martin Needle and grandson of Nadine and Lloyd Needle and Jeanne Wachter and the late Louis Wachter, will become a bar mitzvah Saturday at B’nai Israel Congregation in Rockville. Ryan is a seventh-grade student at Cabin John Middle School. For his mitzvah project, he is volunteering… Read More

Ethan Chanin

Ethan Chanin, son of Jacqueline Eyl and Leonard Chanin, will become a bar mitzvah on Saturday at Adas Israel Congregation. He is a seventh-grader at Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School. He began his Jewish education at Gan HaYeled, followed by the Jewish Primary Day School of the Nation’s Capital. He shares this simcha with… Read More

Noah Leo LaFountain

Noah Leo LaFountain, son of Dan and Sara LaFountain, will become a bar mitzvah on Saturday at Magen David Sephardic Congregation. Noah is the grandson of Baruch and Karen Fellner of Washington, D.C., and Diane z”l and Dan LaFountain z”l. For Noah’s mitzvah project, he is planting trees in Israel through JNF in honor of… Read More