Eliza Jay Hauer
Eliza Jay Hauer becomes a bat mitzvah on Feb. 15, 2020, at Temple Kol Ami. She is the daughter of Maggie and Jonathan Hauer of Scottsdale.
Grandparents are the late Lynda Diffenderfer; and Maralyn and Michael Hauer of Scottsdale.
For her mitzvah project, Eliza raised money for animal shelters around the Valley, baked treats for shelter pups and cats and made toys for the rescue animals.
A student at Desert Shadows Middle School, Eliza loves rescue animals (especially her two dogs, Java and Buster) and enjoys reading, playing ukulele, painting, baking, riding her bike, swimming and dancing.
LeahHadas Targovnik Jacobs
LeahHadas Targovnik Jacobs becomes a bat mitzvah on Feb. 15, 2020, at The New Shul. She is the daughter of Diane Targovnik of Phoenix and John Jacobs of Phoenix.
Grandparents are Selma and Jerome Targovnik of Phoenix; and Marsha and Gerald Jacobs of Scottsdale.
For her mitzvah project, when LeahHadas goes to Israel this year she will visit HAMA, an Israeli organization that rescues and rehabilitates dogs into therapy companions. LeahHadas herself has six dogs and very much likes the mission of HAMA.
A homeschooled student, LeahHadas enjoys acting, singing, ceramics, videography, reading and jewelry making. JN