Alexandra Lilly Abrams

Alexandra Lilly Abrams will become a bat mitzvah on Jan. 12, 2019, at Congregation Kehillah. She is the daughter of Kimberly and Andrew Abrams of Cave Creek.

Grandparents are Ilene and Mark Laufman of Madison, Wisconsin, and Diane and the late Robert Abrams of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

For her mitzvah project, Alexandra collected funds through the PANDA walk for childh ood cancer research.

Alexandra is a student at Scottsdale Preparatory Academy and she enjoys reading and studying, hanging with friends and playing with her sisters, Lauren, Ava and Isabella.

 

Hillel Chaim Bronsteyn

Hillel Chaim Bronsteyn became a bar mitzvah on Dec. 22, 2018, at Ohr Hatorah. He is the son of Esther and Yakov Bronsteyn of Phoenix.

Grandparents are Aviva Carmen of San Diego, Alon Tolwin of Southfield, Michigan, and Deena and Josh Bernstein of Lawrence, New York.

For his mitzvah project, Hillel volunteered for the Kosher Food Bank. He diligently puts on his tefillin every morning. He is proud and excited to take on the responsibility of mitzvot.

Hillel is a student at New Way Academy and he enjoys baseball, street hockey, basketball, hanging out with friends and family, and Jewish music.

 

Jake Miller

Jake Miller will become a bar mitzvah on Jan. 19, 2019, at Congregation Beth Israel. He is the son of Lisa and Randy Miller of Paradise Valley.

Grandparents are Eileen and Steven Horowitz of Sherman Oaks, California; Suzanne and Philip Goldman of Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania; and Stephen Miller of Manalapan, New Jersey.

For his mitzvah project, Jake will be collecting and donating gently used sports equipment to give to children in need.

A student at Cocopah Middle School, he enjoys basketball, reading, hanging out with friends, spending time with family and watching sports on TV.

 

Madison Taylor Miller

Madison Taylor Miller will become a bat mitzvah on Jan. 19, 2019, at Congregation Beth Israel. She is the daughter of Lisa and Randy Miller of Paradise Valley.

Grandparents are Eileen and Steven Horowitz of Sherman Oaks, California; Suzanne and Philip Goldman of Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania; and Stephen Miller of Manalapan, New Jersey.

For her mitzvah project, Madison visited Ryan House and delivered 400 baked cookies for their holiday party for all the sick children. She learned and contributed her time and energies. It was both meaningful and draining of emotion, yet she was glad she did it. She felt blessed that she had the opportunity to do it.

A student at Cocopah Middle School, she enjoys acting, singing, performing in shows, reading and writing, and hanging out with her family and friends. JN

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