Maya Ariel Buchwald
Maya Ariel Buchwald becomes a bat mitzvah on Oct. 19, 2019, at Temple Chai. She is the daughter of Lauren and Mathew Buchwald of Paradise Valley.
Grandparents are Carol Rose of Scottsdale and Marc Kippelman (Wendy) of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; and Linda and Dr. Robert of Buchwald of Scottsdale.
For her mitzvah project, Maya volunteered over 13 hours at her favorite nonprofit organization, Feed My Starving Children. She brought friends and family to packing sessions to help bring children around the world healthy meals. Maya also connected with Remember Us, an organization that remembers children who died in the Holocaust. Maya will honor the memory of Herta Buchwald, who died as a child in the Lublin Ghetto before she could become a bat mitzvah.
A student at Cocopah Middle School, Maya is a competitive tennis player and loves to ski. She is a member of the National Charity League, a mother-and-daughter philanthropic organization. Maya also attends Camp Stein, and participates in NFTY events. JN