10.12.18 Issue

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANoemi Gilbert, daughter of Sarah and Dan Gilbert, will celebrate her Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, Oct. 20, at Temple Israel.

Noemi is an eighth-grade student at Beveridge Magnet Middle School.

Noemi is interested in music, sports, art, reading, hiking and attending Shwayder Camp during summer. She is active in theater and quiz bowl. She received the Duke Tip Grand Recognition Award. She has a cat named Dia.

For her mitzvah project, Noemi volunteered with the Omaha Public Library. She staffed a variety of arts and reading programs for younger children and she helped library staff with shelving and sorting returned books.

She has a brother, Micah.

Grandparents are Cathy and Steve Gilbert of Newport Beach, CA and Polly and Frank Partsch.