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Mazel Tov to our August B'nei Mitzvah Celebrants!

delia grahamDelia Janae Graham

Delia Janae Graham will be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday August 12, 2017. A 7th grader at Hosford Middle School, Delia loves the theater and has performed in many shows all over the Portland area. She also enjoys writing stories and illustrating them. Her Bat Mitzvah project involves raising funds for and awareness of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, a dangerous birth complication that is fatal in 50 percent of cases; Delia is a lucky survivor. Funds can be donated using the link here. Delia wants to thank her family for their support and her cat Darlington for being adorable.

ellisEllis Braden

Ellis Braden will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, August 19, 2017. A 7th grader at Saint Thomas More School, Ellis enjoys competitive lacrosse, tennis, and soccer. He also enjoys building models and working with Legos. His Bar Mitzvah project involves raising funds for Children's Miracle Network and conducting outreach and awareness about Miracle Treat Day at Dairy Queen on July 27th. $1 from every Blizzard treat sold on that day will benefit Children's Miracle Network. All money raised stays local to fund critical pediatric treatments and healthcare services, medical equipment and charatible care. Ellis is selling Blizzard benefit certificates, providing outreach and marketing, volunteering in store on July 27th at DQ, and collecting donations online. Ellis would like to thank his family and school for their support.

gabeGabriel Korngold

Gabriel Jonah Korngold will become a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, August 26, 2017. Gabe is the son of Drs. Ethan and Elena Korngold. He has a younger brother, Benjamin. Gabe’s grandparents are Gerald and Alice Korngold of New York City, and Diane and Joseph (z’l) Karp of Philadelphia, PA and Santa Fe, NM. Gabe’s great-grandmother Juliet Korngold currently lives in New York City and Boca Raton, FL. Gabe is a 7th Grader at Catlin Gabel School. He loves soccer (his favorite team is Chelsea), skiing, poetry, math, and all forms of maps and transit. In his spare time he enjoys reading, riding his bicycle throughout Oregon, traveling, and playing with his friends and brother. For his Mitzvah Project, Gabe has decided to include his friends and classmates in his family’s tradition of volunteering at the Oregon Food Bank, and will spend the summer bringing groups with him to volunteer there, and collecting food donations.


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