Sandy Springs Resident, at 90, Celebrates Bat Mitzvah
Bunny Maron, age 90, is a resident of Sunrise at Huntcliff Summit.
Bunny Maron, a 90-year-old resident of Sunrise at Huntcliff Summit in Sandy Springs, celebrated her bat mitzvah on May 12. The event took place during the weekly Friday night Shabbat service at the independent living facility.
Maron, who grew up in Brooklyn, said that she accompanied her grandfather as a child to Orthodox worship services, but she received little instruction in Judaism, “He would point to the Hebrew words in the prayer book, as he davvened but he never told me what they meant. There was no way I could have had a bat mitzvah.”
About 100 residents of the Sandy Springs facility, including a number of non-Jewish residents, filled the community room for the ceremony. Maron has been a regular participant in the Huntcliff Summit’s numerous Jewish living programs which includes a weekly Shabbat observance.
She was presented with a bat mitzvah certificate by Bob Bahr, who has been responsible for leading and programming many of the community’s religious observances.
“It is never too late to stand up in front of family, friends and the community,” he said, “and speak about a commitment to Jewish ideals.”
Three other bat mitzvahs of senior residents of Huntcliff Summit are planned over the next several months.