Celebrating B’nai Mitzvah

Carlie Boxt Bat Mitzvah – February 2nd

Carlie Leora Boxt will be called to the Torah on Saturday, February 2 at 10:00 AM at Temple Beth El. Cantorial Soloist Norma James, Cantor Rosalie Boxt and her proud Aba, Rabbi Erin Boxt, will officiate. The weekend will begin with Shabbat service on Friday, February 1 at 7:00 PM. An Oneg Shabbat will be hosted by the Boxt Family.

Carlie is the daughter of Rabbi Erin and Batya Boxt and sister to Akivah and Danika. Carlie is very appreciative for the assistance and support of Norma James and all of her Religious School teachers.

As a current 7th grader at the Webb School of Knoxville, Carlie enjoys all her classes and her wonderful friends. Beginning in 6th grade, Carlie began playing Volleyball at the Webb School. She has also been very active with the Boys and Girls Club as she volunteers on Tuesdays with the Webb School. Carlie also plays flute and is a very talented singer!

Carlie has been performing on the stage since she was a little girl. While in Atlanta, Carlie performed with the British Academy of Performing Arts in a number of plays and musicals including “Annie, Jr.” “Les Miserables” and “Shrek, Jr.” In Knoxville, Carlie has performed with the Knoxville Children’s Theater as well as singing at TBE.

In 2012, Carlie began working/volunteering with her family at the Jenny Rosenthal Memorial Mitzvah Corps, a camp for underprivileged youth in Inner City Atlanta. Her Bat Mitzvah Project is “Jelly Beans for Jenny,” as she is trying to raise enough money to send at least one camper to camp this year!

Carlie is extremely excited to welcome friends and family to her Bat Mitzvah weekend!

Gabby Goodfriend Bat Mitzvah – March 2


Jake Javors Bar Mitzvah – March 9

Jake Javors is a 7th grade honor student at Farragut Middle School. He has been involved in the Knoxville Jewish Community for the past 12 years and has attended AJCC preschool, MCDC, and The Smokin’ Salmons swim team. He truly enjoys being a part of the community here in Knoxville. In his free time, he enjoys editing movies and music, using his creativity to build things, and anything art and STEM related. but most off all he loves joking around with his brother Luke and spending time with family. We are so proud of the kind young man that Jake is! 

Please join us on March 9th at 10:30am for Jake’s Bar Mitzvah service!