Jodi and Jason Loar announce with pride, the bar mitzvah of their son, Noah Ross Loar, on Oct. 8, 2022, at Temple Emanu-El. Noah is a seventh grader at The Epstein School. An avid golfer, Noah and his guests enjoyed a fabulous party following his service at Top Golf, where the theme was Noah’s other love, Coca-Cola!
Noah’s bar mitzvah was rich with tradition; he wore the kippah and tallis of his great grandfathers, Marvin Silver, and Edwin Berger, z”l, and read from the Torah that was donated to his mother’s synagogue, Etz Chaim, at her bat mitzvah, 30 years ago.
Last year, Noah did a school project on the dangers of smog. Incredibly concerned about what this could mean for our world and for future generations, Noah decided to do something about it. For Noah’s mitzvah project, he created and purchased signs for his school’s carpool line, reminding parents not to idle.
“This is a small step, but hopefully it will educate people about the dangers of carbon emissions, and they’ll educate someone else and so on and so forth!” said Noah.
In addition to golfing, Noah plays baseball and participates in the yearly musical at Epstein.
During Noah’s mitzvah, his parents spoke of his quiet kindness, and how those around them who have met Noah, stop `to remark on the way Noah goes out of his way to make everyone feel included. His grandparents, Iris and Jerry Silver and Gloria and Robert Loar, also beamed as they spoke of Noah’s kindness and compassion.
Noah’s future plans include one day being president of his school, so he can continue helping make positive change.