Owen Atlas will be called to the Torah, October 30, 2021 at Temple Beth Sholom. 

Owen has been involved in raising funds for canine cancer research. If you ask Owen’s friends and family to describe him they would say loyal, loving, intelligent, and super funny. Owen has chosen to raise funds for The Wounded Warrior Project as his Mitzvah project. Owen would like to thank his parents, his family, his friends, Rabbi Goodman, Rabbi Hodson, DJ, Adam, and the temple staff for helping him with his Studies to become a bar mitzvah.


          Henry Kluger will be called to the Torah, October 2nd, 2021 at Temple Beth Sholom. 

For my Bar Mitzvah project, I wanted to help a cause that I truly believe in. High Fives Foundation focuses on preventing life-changing injuries and provides resources and hope for athletes if injuries happen. Want to join me in making a difference? Any donation will help make an impact. Thanks in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to me. 


          Caleb Burda was called to the Torah, August 21, 2021 at Temple Beth Sholom. 

I like using my robots, and I wanted people who also like them to have the opportunity to use them. For a mitzvah project, I wanted to help kids in school who also like robots but aren't able to have access to one. To do this, I am trying to raise money for a title one school, so they are able to get robots for the students that want one. 


      Emma Michal Behrens was called to the Torah on May 1, 2021 at Temple Beth Sholom.

She is the daughter of Jack and Andrea Behrens and sister to Noah.

      Emma is a 7th grader at Johnson Middle School where she is a member of the basketball team. She is a second-degree Blackbelt in Tae Kwon Do, enjoys music, dancing, skateboarding, snowboarding, streaming, and gaming. Emma loves to laugh and can make anything fun.

      Living in a house with rescue dogs, Emma wanted to help the Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (“NVSPCA”).  She collected donations of cat food for the NVSPCA’s Drive Thru Pet Pantry. The pantry provides free pet food for those in need and is open every Sunday.  Emma surpassed her goal of collecting more than 250 lbs. of cat food.  Emma also worked to bring awareness to the NVSPCA’s Pet Fostering Program by fostering two kittens until they were strong enough to be adopted. She chronicled her adventure and provided information on pet fostering on her Instagram account. Please check it out @emmasmitzvah2021 on Instagram.

     Emma is honored and excited to read the same Torah portion that her late grandfather, Herbert Behrens, read when he became a Bar Mitzvah 81 years ago.  Emma and her family are happy to be able to share this occasion with friends and family far and near.


    Hi my name is Olivia and I will be celebrating my Bat Mitzvah this May 2021.


Since I was a little girl, I have always loved animals and the thought of animals being put to sleep because they didn’t  have a home, always bothered me. 

    For these reasons, I have decided to raise funds to support the ASPCA as my bnai mitzvah project. I am excited that I will be raising funds for animals in need. Your donation will help the ASPCA provide life-saving programs and services to millions of animals nationwide. I believe that foundations like the ASPCA are crucial for the preservation of animals. The ASPCA also fights to give abused and homeless animals a second chance at life.  Please celebrate this special day by making a donation and help me make a positive impact in the lives of animals! Thank you!