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St. Louis Jewish Light

Bat mitzvah: Avery Newmark

Bat mitzvah: Avery Newmark

May 13, 2021

Avery Newmark, the daughter of Todd and Karen Newmark of Leawood, Kan., will become a bat mitzvah May 15 at The Temple, Congregation B'nai Jehudah.  Avery is the granddaughter of David and Linda Marcus, and the late Stevan Newmark of Creve Coeur,...

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Bat mitzvah: Lila Mildred Meyers

April 16, 2021

Lila Mildred Meyers will become a bat mitzvah on May 15, 2021. Lila is the daughter of Mrs. Morgan and Honorable Matthew and big sister of Greyson and Jack Meyers of Creve Coeur. Lila is the granddaughter of Mrs. Judy and Dr. Mark Meyers of Chesterfield...

Bar mitzvah

Bar mitzvah: Jeff Isador Baumgarten

April 7, 2021

Jeff Isador Baumgarten, son of Mark and Melika Baumgarten of Chesterfield, will become a bar mitzvah in June 2021 at United Hebrew Congregation.Jeff is the grandson of Teddi and the late Ted Baumgarten Chesterfield, Carol Herrick of Chesterfield and the...

Bar mitzvah: Ethan Hadley Stuteville

Bar mitzvah: Ethan Hadley Stuteville

April 1, 2021

Ethan Hadley Stuteville became a bar mitzvah Feb. 6, 2021 at Congregation Shaare Emeth. Ethan is the son of Heather Stuteville of St. Louis and Justin Stuteville of Dupo, Ill. Ethan is the grandson of Sharon and the late William Silverstein...

Bar Mitzvah: William Klearman

Bar Mitzvah: William Klearman

March 25, 2021

William Klearman, son of Saralyn Sacks and Michael Klearman of Evanston, Ill., became a bar mitzvah March 6, 2021. The family attends Congregation Sukkat Shalom. William is the grandson of Gay Klearman Kornblum, the late Allan Klearman, Barbara...

Bat mitzvah

Bat mitzvah: Allison Glidewell

March 25, 2021

Allison Glidewell, daughter of Dan and Darcy Glidewell, became a bat mitzvah on Feb. 27, 2021 during a virtual service held via Zoom at the family’s home in Frontenac. The Glidewells are members of Congregation Shaare Emeth.Allie is the granddaughter...

Bar Mitzvah: Carson Louis Shostak

Bar Mitzvah: Carson Louis Shostak

March 10, 2021

Carson Louis Shostak became a bar mitzvah March 6, 2021 at United Hebrew Congregation.Carson, a seventh-grade student at Parkway Central Middle School, is the son of Grant and Stacey Shostak. He is the grandson of Arleen and the late Burton Shostak of...

Bat mitzvah: Marah Naomi Swillinger

Bat mitzvah: Marah Naomi Swillinger

February 24, 2021

Marah Naomi Swillinger will become a bat mitzvah March 6, 2021 at United Hebrew Congregation. Marah is the daughter of Courtney and Eric Swillinger of St. Louis and the granddaughter of Robin and Bill Harris of St. Louis, Alan and Annette Mandel...

Bat mitzvah: Arden Rose Poger

Bat mitzvah: Arden Rose Poger

January 28, 2021

Arden Rose Poger became a bat mitzvah in August 2020 during an at-home ceremony.Arden is the daughter of Anna and David Poger of St. Louis. She is the granddaughter of Randy and Davey Mayer, Gerry and Judy Poger, Judy Cardin and Bruce Greenspan, all of...

Bat mitzvah: Mia Juliette Singer

Bat mitzvah: Mia Juliette Singer

January 19, 2021

Mia Juliette Singer became a bat mitzvah Nov. 28 during a ceremony at home with Rabbi Jim Bennett and Cantor Seth Warner of Congregation Shaare Emeth (via Zoom). Mia is the daughter of Shana and Gary Singer of St. Louis. She is the granddaughter of...

Sophia Avery Brooks

Bat Mitzvah: Sophia Avery Brooks

December 31, 2020

Sophia Avery Brooks became a bat mitzvah Nov. 21, 2020 at Congregation Shaare Emeth.Sophia is the daughter of Michelle and Gary Brooks of St. Louis. She is the granddaughter of Maggie and Jerry Brooks of St. Louis, Louise Mass of St. Louis, and Loren...

Bar Mitzvah: Reid Ordower

Bar Mitzvah: Reid Ordower

December 17, 2020

Reid Ordower became a bar mitzvah Oct. 24, 2020 at Congregation B’nai Jeshurun in Millburn, N.J.Reid is the son of Lauren and William Ordower of Maplewood, N.J. He is the grandson of Ilene and Henry Ordower of St. Louis, and Marjorie and the late Eric...

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