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Lifecycles for the week of Jan. 27, 2017

B’nai Mitzvah

Shoshana Brill
Shoshana Brill

Shoshana Brill, daughter of Jeff and Emma Brill, is a seventh-grader at Sunnyvale Middle School. She has a younger sister and brother and four fish. At school, she participates in gardening club and Model UN. She loves all animals, especially reptiles, and her favorite foods are hard-boiled eggs, ramen noodles, and anything sweet. Shoshana likes reading, writing, camping, softball, Girl Scouts and gaming. For her tikkun olam project, Shoshana raised money for the Silicon Valley Humane Society, and prepared meals for a local homeless shelter. Shoshana hopes to travel the world and become a political activist and artist. She will become bat mitzvah on Saturday, Feb. 11 at Congregation Etz Chayim in Palo Alto.

Bradley Berman
Son of Yumi and Mark Berman, Saturday, Jan. 28 at Congregation Emanu-El in San Francisco.

Joshua Blum
Son of Deb and Michael Blum, Saturday, Feb. 4 at Congregation Rodef Sholom in San Rafael.

Jack Finn
Son of Amy and David Finn, Saturday, Feb. 4 at Congregation Rodef Sholom in San Rafael.

Ethan Grigsby
Son of Julie Chalken and Scott Grigsby, Saturday, Jan. 28 at Congregation Kol Shofar in Tiburon.

Simon Kirschenbaum
Son of Carla and Jon Kirschenbaum, Saturday, Jan. 28 at Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos Hills.

Margaret Miriam Konecky
Daughter of Marci Nettles and Soren Konecky, Saturday, Feb. 4 at Temple Sinai in Oakland.

Zachary Lara
Son of Rachelle and Timothy Lara, Saturday, Feb. 4 at Temple Isaiah in Lafayette.

Max Morse-deBrier
Son of Danielle deBrier and Eric Morse, Saturday, Feb. 4 at Peninsula Temple Beth El in San Mateo.

Sophia Morse-deBrier
Daughter of Danielle deBrier and Eric Morse, Saturday, Feb. 4 at Peninsula Temple Beth El in San Mateo.

Otto Reed
Son of Alicia and Richard Reed, Saturday, Feb. 4 at Temple Isaiah in Lafayette.

Samantha Shaw
Daughter of Lisa and Michael Shaw, Saturday, Jan. 28 at Congregation Emanu-El in San Francisco.

Katherine Grace Rachel Stein
Daughter of Kirsten and Joshua Stein, Saturday, Jan. 28 at Congregation Rodef Sholom in San Rafael.

Alex Stettner
Son of Tracy and Aaron Stettner, Saturday, Feb. 4 at Peninsula Temple Sholom in Burlingame.

Joshua Van Tassel
Son of Jennifer Aronowitz and Jason Van Tassel, Saturday, Jan. 28 at Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos Hills.

Aden Walsey
Son of Meredith and Craig Walsey, Saturday, Feb. 4 at Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos Hills.

Hannah Wolf
Daughter of Sarah Jacobson and Barry Wolf, Saturday, Jan. 28 at Congregation Beth Jacob in Redwood City.

Javin Zipkin
Son of Cori and Ilan Zipkin, Saturday, Jan. 28 at Peninsula Temple Beth El in San Mateo.

J. Staff