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Ten students will become b'nai mitzvah
through the Jewish Parents Institute.
Observing their celebrations at JPI on
Saturday, May 9, will be Alana Guth
of Waterford, Shannon Mann of Oak
Park, Adam Motley of Pontiac, Natalie
Schaefer of Southfield and Matthew
Raisky of Oak Park. On May 16, Emily
Barber of Farmington Hills, Mina
Cohen of Farmington Hills, Edward
Dworkin of Waterford, Mikayla
Kazdan of Southfield and Lindsey
Lampear of Keego Harbor will become
The students will be joined by their
parents during the service. Both ser-
vices will take place from 10-11:30
a.m. at the Jewish Community Center
of Metropolitan Detroit in West
Bloomfield. A kiddush will follow the
service. Each student has completed
more than 32 hours of community
service, written a research paper deal-
ing with a Jewish topic of his own
choosing, read literature focusing on
young adults forced to make adult
decisions and had a philosophical
study of the Torah and Talmud.
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Mitchell August will
become a bar mitz-
vah, Friday, May 8,
at the Birmingham
Farmington Hills. He
is the son of Susan
and Gary August and
brother of Matthew.
Mitchell is the grand-
son of Sally and Mel Eder, Irving
August, George and Terry Lieberman.
Mitchell is in the seventh grade at
the Birmingham Covington School in
Bloomfield Township. For his mitz-
vah project, he participated in the
Links program and assisted his Links
friends in PE classes.
Taryn Lynne Berkal
(Tira Leah), together
with her parents,
Leslye and Steve
Berkal, and her sister
Meg, will celebrate
her bat mitzvah
on her birthday,
Saturday, May 9,
Shir Tikvah in Troy.
Sharing in her celebration will be her
proud grandparents Gerry and Tzvi
Top row, left to right: Mike Wenzl,
Adam Motley, Matthew Raisky,
Lindsey Lampear, and Mina Cohen.
Bottom row left to right, Emily
Barber, Alana Guth, Natalie Schaefer,
Mikayla Kazdan and Shannon Mann.
Not pictured: Edward Dworkin.
Berkal and Gloria Davidson. She is
also the granddaughter of the late
Lawrence Davidson. Great-grand-
mother Hilda Berkal from Winnipeg,
Manitoba, will join in the simchah.
Taryn attends Anderson Middle
School in Berkley. For her mitzvah
project, she proudly volunteered at Yad
Ezra in Berkley.
Maxwell Berlin will
be called to the Torah
as a bar mitzvah on
Saturday, May 9, at
Shalom in Oak Park.
He is the son of
Julianne and Howard
Berlin, brother of
Aaron and grandson
of Judy and Sam Weiner, Harriet Berlin
and the late Irving Berlin.
Max is a student at the Roeper
School in Birmingham. One of his
favorite mitzvah projects was playing
piano for residents of Prentis Jewish
Apartments in Oak Park.