Temple Emanuel of Tempe is a vibrant Jewish community sustained by life-long relationships, excellent educational opportunities, and spirited fellowship. Since our founding in 1976, Temple Emanuel of Tempe has been a Reform congregation that honors tradition. We are an oasis for all who embrace … more
Makena Rush Bat Mitzvah
October 31 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Makena Rush, daughter of Alyssa and Michael Rush will become a Bat Mitzvah on October 31, 2020. Makena is the granddaughter of Mireille and Michael Kaplan of Gilbert, AZ and Sandra Rush of Phoenix, AZ. Makena is an 8th grader at Horizon Honors Secondary School. She loves swimming, reading, drawing, hiking, and spending time outdoors, especially in the woods. Her Mitzvah Project is working to raise awareness about the importance of trees and deforestation. She is bringing light to reasons why people should stop cutting down trees and why we should plant more.