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10.2.15 Issue

Raffel, Michael2 webMichael David Raffel, son of Amy Tipp and Andrew Raffel, will become a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Oct. 10, at Beth El.

Michael is an eighth-grade Honor student at Elkhorn Ridge Middle School.

His interests include sports of all kinds, building legos and reading.

For his mitzvah project, Michael is honoring a friend who lost his battle with cancer by fundraising for all cancers.

He has a sister, Julia (15), and a brother, Brandon (9).

Grandparents are Marilyn and Steve Tipp of Omaha, and Fran Raffel and the late Jerrold Raffel of Portage, MI.