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1.22.16 Issue

Friedman, Daisy webDaisy Friedman, daughter of Joey Hoffman, Josh Friedman and Susi Amendola, will become a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, Jan. 30, at Temple Israel.

Daisy is a seventh-grade Honor Roll student at Westside Middle School. She is also a member of Westside’s Excellence in Youth Program.

Her interests include acting, singing, writing, reading, photography, and stand-up comedy.

For her mitzvah project, Daisy chose to volunteer with Nebraska Medicine’s pediatric patients. “I just want to make them happy,” she said. She and an eight-year-old girl — also named Daisy — FaceTimed, shared stories, laughs, and agreed that birthday cake ice cream’s the best. Daisy also assisted in Nebraska Medicine’s Public Relations office, wrote a blog, and assembled gift boxes for hospitalized kids, for their birthdays, and for a pick-me-up.

She has two sisters, Terra Goulden and Gracie Gillespie.

Grandparents are Gail and Richard Hoffman of Larchmont, NY, and Laura and Robert Friedman of Great Barrington, MA.

Late great-grandparents include Inez and Philip Panfiel, Paula and Joseph Hoffman, Jesse and Rebecca Goldberg, and Ida and Jimmy Friedman.