On Friday night, Aug. 24, Rabbi Brad Levenberg of Temple Sinai presented Eagle Scout Ethan Hartz, 17, with the highest honor from the National Council on Jewish Scouting, the Etz Chaim (Tree of Life) emblem. He had previously earned the Ner Tamid (Eternal Light) and Aleph awards.
This medal recognizes teens in the Boy Scouts of America who proactively explore adult roles in the context of family, community, and the Jewish faith. Ethan is a senior at the Galloway School, a member of Temple Sinai, and a leader in Troop 467, chartered by Peachtree Road United Methodist Church. He is the son of Jennifer and Eric Hartz of Sandy Springs.