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St. Louis Jewish Light

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Bar Mitzvah: Sam Alfred Abeles

Bar Mitzvah: Sam Alfred Abeles

November 16, 2021

Sam Alfred Abeles became a bar mitzvah Nov. 13, 2021 at Congregation Temple Israel. A seventh-grade student at Wydown Middle School, Sam is the son of Jenny and Zach Abeles of Clayton.  Sam is the grandson of Jane and Mark Tucker, and Bette and Ron...

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Bat mitzvah: Shauna Faye Kruger

November 16, 2021

Shauna Kruger will become a bat mitzvah on Dec. 4, 2021. Shauna is the daughter of Nicole Kruger from Denver, and Warren Kruger from Johannesburg, South Africa. She is the youngest of three children, one of nine first cousins, and the youngest grandchild...

Bat mitzvah: Marni Shayna Rosen

Bat mitzvah: Marni Shayna Rosen

October 19, 2021

Marni Shayna Rosen, daughter of Drs. Diane and David Rosen of St. Louis, will become a bat mitzvah Nov. 13, 2021 at Congregation B’nai Amoona. Marni is the granddaughter of Joyce Raskin of Brooklyn, New York; Ray Raskin and Rosary Morelli of Brooklyn,...

B’nai mitzvah: Bodie and Cooper Buxner

B’nai mitzvah: Bodie and Cooper Buxner

September 21, 2021

Bodie and Cooper Buxner, twin sons of Courtney and Evan Buxner, became b’nai mitzvah Sept. 18, 2021. Bodie and Cooper are the grandsons of Larry and Margie Buxner of Olivette. They have one sister, Harper, who is 14 and a freshman at Ladue Horton Watkins...

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Bat mitzvah: Kyla Hazel Spiegelglass

August 26, 2021

Kyla Hazel Spiegelglass, daughter of Tim and Yona Spiegelglass, became a bat mitzvah on July 31, 2021 at the family’s home in Olivette. Kyla is the granddaughter of Dan and Gloria Kweskin of University City, and Barry and Renee Spiegelglass of...

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Bat mitzvah: Eliana Lily Wax

August 13, 2021

Eliana Lily Wax, daughter of Jessica and Jeffrey Wax of University City, will become a bat mitzvah Aug. 21, 2021 at Congregation B'nai Amoona. Eliana is the granddaughter of Sanford and Wendy Wax of Chesterfield, and Stewart and Esther Stein of...

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Bar Mitzvah: Carson Crane

July 28, 2021

Carson Thomas Crane, son of Jill Flotken Crane and Benjamin Crane of St. Louis, will become a bar mitzvah in August 2021 at United Hebrew Congregation.  A seventh-grade student at Ladue Middle School, Carson is the grandson of Terry and Paul Flotken...

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...

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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...

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