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4.17.20 Issue

Arel Zohar Kotzen, son of Orly and Israel Scott Kotzen, celebrated his Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, March 14 at Chabad of Marina Del Rey & Venice, CA.

Arel is a seventh grade honors student at Palms Middle School and participates in both the Gifted Magnet and Primetime Mock Trials programs. The worthwhile charity that he supports is run by his Godmother, (former Omahan) Julie Sadofsky and contributions
in his name can be made to

His interests include art, hiking, the beach, and listening to and learning to play classic rock music. He enjoys playing guitar and ultimate disc.

We were very blessed to be able to celebrate safely just in time before the pandemic shut-down. The parties were attended by friends and family, with cousins from California, Minnesota, Oregon, Arizona and great-aunt and uncle are Don and Nancy Greenberg of Omaha.