Max Drachler

Max Drachler becomes a bar mitzvah on Oct. 26, 2019, at Congregation Beth Israel. He is the son of Laura Drachler of Phoenix and John Henderson of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Grandparents are Carole and David Drachler of Phoenix. 

For his mitzvah project, Max volunteered with Camp Swift Foundation. He helped transition supplies from the summer overnight camp to the year-round programming.

A student at Explorer Middle School, he enjoys track and field and swimming and loves Camp Stein.



Ryan Rey Raskin

Ryan Rey Raskin becomes a bat mitzvah on Oct. 12, 2019, at Temple Solel. She is the daughter of Heather and Ferrel Raskin of Scottsdale.

Grandparents are Judith Koenig of Boulder, Colorado, and Joel Koenig of Boulder, Colorado; and Sharon Raskin of Chicago, Illinois and the late Donald Raskin. 

For her mitzvah project, Ryan is working with the foundation Lost Our Home, a foster home and food bank for abandoned pets and pets of families going through a hardship or in a crisis. Ryan is collecting dog and cat food for their pet food bank.

A student at Cicero Preparatory Academy, she enjoys playing on the school

volleyball team. Ryan also enjoys music, baking, traveling, hanging out with her friends and spending time with her family.JN