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Temple Israel

Temple Israel

Building Community Since 1954
A Progressive Conservative Synagogue Serving Central Florida

(407) 647-3055 |
50 S. Moss Rd., Winter Springs, FL 32708

B’nai Mitzvah


“Shabbat Shalom to our family and friends.

Thank you for joining us in person or through live stream, to celebrate Yael’s Bat Mitzvah. A special Toda Raba to Rabbi Neely for preparing Yael and sharing with her valuable and important life lessons on Judaism that will continue to guide her beyond today. 

Yael is a 7th grader pre-IB student at Milwee Middle School. She loves learning and exploring the world. It’s no surprise that her favorite subjects are Civics and Band, as she enjoys volunteering in the community and also likes music,  singing, and dancing. Yael loves reading, baking, and spending time with her family.  She is kind, compassionate, and optimistic. We love you very much, Yaelita, and we congratulate you on becoming a Bat  Mitzvah. 

Shabbat Shalom,

Emely, Natan, and Ilana Brener”



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“On behalf of our family, we would like to thank each and every one of you for joining us today to celebrate the wonderful occasion of Kyle’s Bar Mitzvah. We appreciate everyone who was able to be here in person and those watching through live stream as Kyle takes the bima. We especially would like to thank Rabbi Joshua Neely for his support in preparing Kyle for this momentous day.

Kyle is an 8th grader at Innovation Middle School in Lake Nona. Kyle loves playing and watching all sports but his favorite is football. When Kyle plays football, he enjoys playing on defense. He always loves cheering on the UCF Knights whether it’s at home or from our season ticket seats in the stands. On Sunday’s you will find Kyle, in front of the TV watching the Dolphins and working on his Fantasy Football League. Kyle loves to make his family laugh with his silly jokes. He is an amazing big brother to his siblings. He is loving, understanding, and compassionate. We are so blessed to have him as our son. We love you so much Kyle.

Shabbot Shalom

Erica and Mark Davis”





Emma just started the 8th grade at Milwee Middle School where she is in the Engineering Magnet program, and has been on the Varsity volleyball team for all 3 years.
She also plays volleyball for Top Select volleyball club.
Emma has studied piano since she was 4 years old, and has won 4 Federation of Music Gold Cup awards.
She has attended TI religious school since Pre-K, excluding first grade when she spent the entire year in China.






“A silver lining for this unprecedented time: most people never have pictures from their actual Bar/Bat Mitzvah. With screenshots, Abigail does!” – David Magness

“Abigail, you are an inspiration to all of us!!! You did a magnificent job at your Bat Mitzvah!” – Mar Lopez

“Fabulous. Congratulations to Abigail and family. Kol Hakavod to all that participated. To Rabbi and all the volunteers it was a beautiful morning and I hope that Abigail was able to cherish every moment knowing that her whole congregational family was watching. I shared tears with her and her family. I expect Abigail will come back next year to share her long Haftarah and I hope Abigail and her family read all of our comments.” – Carol Albert

“What a fabulous job on her Haftarah and it wasn’t short! Maybe even a Rabbi or Cantor in training! She has a lovely voice and chants well!! Mazel tov! Great job Abigail! I love the balloon participants.” – Nina

“Shabbat shalom. The Bat Mitzvah, Abigail did a very good job. Yishar Koach.” – Yerach

“It was a lovely service – even virtually.” –  Jes Baru

“She’s a rock star!” – Geanne Share

“A beautiful family sharing a wonderful occasion through such difficult times, the celebration will be repeated with fond memories.” – Bernie Kahn

“Mazel tov, Abigail and family! Beautiful job, and we loved the balloons. How thoughtful of the Botwiniks!”– Emily Raij

“It was a beautiful and meaningful Bat Mitzvah, one I am sure we all will remember being a part of for the rest of our lives. We participated in our living room with great pride in our TI community. Mazel tov to Abigail and her family!” – Stephanie Brauner

“Thank you all for being there for Abigail and the Katz family.” – Rabbi Joshua Neely







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Purim Hamantaschen Baking March 2020