Dania Chait becomes a bat mitzvah on Nov. 23, 2019, at Temple Beth Sholom of the East Valley. She is the daughter of Claudia and Jaime Chait of Chandler.
Grandparents are Esther and Ismael Cortez; and Mercedes and Juan Chait.
For her mitzvah project, Dania will be collecting socks, t-shirts and monetary donations accepted through the synagogue office for the Lone Soldier Project.
A student at Willis Jr. High School, Dania enjoys the outdoors, hiking, exploring the desert, painting, swimming, singing and reading.
Alexander Michael Geyser
Alexander Michael Geyser becomes a bar mitzvah on Nov. 23, 2019, at Congregation Beth Tefillah. He is the son of Lisa and Jeff Geyser of Phoenix.
Grandparents are JoAnne Pacheco of Salt Lake City, Utah and the late Patrick V. Pacheco; and Joyce Geyser of Phoenix and the late Dr. Michael Geyser.
For his mitzvah project, Alexander volunteered downtown at Central Arizona Shelter Services, where he and his family passed out ice, drinks and towels to the homeless. Alex also volunteered at the Vista Colina Homeless Shelter and stocked their food pantry, brought diapers for the babies and art supplies for the children and brought daily supplies for the families there. Alex will continue this mitzvot as lifting others brings joy to his life.
A student at Pardes Jewish Day School, Alexander enjoys photography and playing basketball, football and soccer with his Pardes team. JN