Rising Stars

This page is dedicated to those among us--congregants, students, neighbors, friends--who have made a special impression on the Jewish community. We would like to recognize:

Jonah Friedman

Overcoming challenges with down syndrome, Jonah Friedman became a bar mitzvah, leading much of the service for a congregation that included friends and family. He was called up for an aliya, read Torah and haftorah, and gave his talk. What an accomplishment and an inspiration! Read more here







William Nilson

Moved by the stories of uprooted families living in Negev, ​William designed his bar mitzvah project to raise funds to help support this miraculous group of people. Read more here

If there is someone you would like to nominate for Rising Star recognition, please email the Rabbi.