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4.27.18 Issue

sophir-ava-webAva Elizabeth Sophir, daughter of Claudia and Richard Sophir of Leawood, KS, will become a Bat Mitzvah at 10:30 am on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah in Overland Park, KS.

Ava is a seventh-grade student at Leawood Middle School. Outside of school, she is involved in team gymnastics, competing in local, state, and regional meets.

For her mitzvah project, Ava spent time with senior citizens at the Village Shalom Retirement Community in Overland Park. She played games, helped with sing-alongs, and assisted with arts and crafts.

Grandparents are the late Audrey and Al Sophir of Omaha, and Nancy Shepherd of Kansas City, MO. Omahans Penny and Jim Sophir are aunt and uncle, as is Marty Sophir of Edwards, CO.

Relatives and friends are invited to a kiddush luncheon following services at the Temple.