Eliana Makaila Marie Black

Eliana Makaila Marie Black becomes a bat mitzvah on Nov. 2, 2019, at Congregation Beth Israel. She is the daughter of Kassie and Steven Black of Goodyear. 

Grandparents are Sonia and Robert Richardson of Garden Grove, California; and Wendy and Ronald Black of Phoenix. 

For her mitzvah project, Eliana created “love” bracelets and rings for cancer patients at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. She also collected canned pet food for Family Promise of Greater Phoenix, the only homeless shelter in the state that allows families to bring their pets. 

A student at Wigwam Creek Middle School (Litchfield Park), Eliana is an honors bat mitzvah and wants to become a doctor. She enjoys Congregation Beth Israel youth choir and National Junior Honor Society, is a first degree black belt and youth leader, and does Tae Kwon Do, art and sewing. 

 

Keely Madison Koc

Keely Madison Koc becomes a bat mitzvah on Nov. 23, 2019, at Congregation Beth Israel. She is the daughter of Sara and John Koc of Scottsdale.

Grandparents are Linda Immerman-Stoffers and Bill Stoffers of Tucson and the late Warren Immerman; and Linda and Jack Koc of Scottsdale. 

For her mitzvah project, Keely and her sister created an after-school supply collection for the month of November benefiting the Swift Youth Foundation at Bender Performing Arts. They also did community outreach efforts with DanceMotion Performing Company.

A student at Cheyenne Traditional School, Keely enjoys dance, art and spending time with family and friends. 

 

Kenna Elise Koc

Kenna Elise Koc becomes a bat mitzvah on Nov. 23, 2019, at Congregation Beth Israel. She is the daughter of Sara and John Koc of Scottsdale. 

Grandparents are Linda Immerman-Stoffers and Bill Stoffers of Tucson and the late Warren Immerman; and Linda and Jack Koc of Scottsdale.  

For her mitzvah project, Kenna and her sister created an after-school supply collection for the month of November benefiting the Swift Youth Foundation at Bender Performing Arts. They also did community outreach efforts with DanceMotion Performing Company.

A student at Cheyenne Traditional School, Kenna enjoys singing, dancing, makeup and spending time with friends. 

 

David Hayden Sypes

David Hayden Sypes becomes a bar mitzvah on Nov. 16, 2019, at Congregation Beth Israel. He is the son of Karyn and Michael A. Sypes of Phoenix.

Grandparents are Eileen and Norman Schwartz of Chandler; and Rochelle Sypes of Gambrills, Maryland and the late Stephen Sypes. 

For his mitzvah project, David did fundraising for the Phoenix Herpetological Sanctuary. 

A student at North Phoenix Preparatory Academy, David enjoys herpetology, origami, reading, cooking, arts and crafts and photography. JN

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