Bar mitzvah: Charlie Jacob Mentle


Photo courtesy of Spoonful of Sugar Photography

Charlie Jacob Mentle, son of Jenny Hoffman-Mentle and Robbie Mentle of St. Louis, became a bar mitzvah Aug. 13, 2022 at Congregation Shaare Emeth.

Charlie is the grandson of Barb and Bob Hoffman of St. Louis, and Jane and Henry Mentle of Boca Raton, Fla.  He is the great-grandson of the late Harriet and Mark Hoffman of Chicago, the late Shirley and Alvin Weiss of Chicago, the late Edith and Philip Mentle of Queens, N.Y., and the late Sylvia and Ben Menn of Cincinnati. Charlie has one sister, Audrey Mentle, who is 15.

An eighth-grade student at Whitfield School, Charlie volunteered with Winterland Hockey for his bar mitzvah project. He worked as a referee and scorekeeper at the annual Friendship Games and coached the goalies in the summer hockey program. Winterland aims to expand access to hockey throughout St. Louis in a fun way.