Bat mitzvah: Shauna Faye Kruger


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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 in both her mother and father’s families. Shauna was born in Des Moines, Iowa and at the age of 2 moved to St. Louis.

Shauna is in the seventh grade at Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School. Her favorite subjects are math and social studies. When Shauna is not reading a book, she can be found spending time with her friends, dancing ballet and jazz, baking and cooking, and doing art projects. Shauna is a true lover of literature. Her favorites include Pretend She’s Here, The Divergent Series, and the Michael Vey series. Shauna has an adventurous spirit and enjoys hanging out with her siblings and family vacations.

Shauna has some very special people who are with us today through streaming services. Special shout out to both sets of loving grandparents, Danny and Sheila Teitelbaum and Arthur and Lydia Kruger. Also watching the service and close to our hearts are aunts, uncles, cousins and friends across the globe. While they cannot be with us in person today, their influence and love has helped her to reach this important milestone in her life. We look forward to celebrating with them in the future.

For her bat mitzvah project, Shauna collected pet supplies for the Humane Society of Missouri, and reviewed children’s books for the Jewish Book Festival.