Amalia Ann Haviv of Sandy Springs was called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah on Nov. 19, 2016, at Congregation B’nai Torah.
Amalia is the daughter of Miriam and Haim Haviv, the sister of Kevin, Eric, Marta, Max and Gabriella Haviv, and the granddaughter of Shoshana and Kalman Haviv of Israel and the late Antoinette and Anthony D’Ambrisi of Virginia.

For her bat mitzvah project, Amalia chose to partner with the Zaban Paradies Center at The Temple. The center helps couples transition from homelessness to independent living. Amalia plays an important role as a volunteer server during the evening meal. She supports group activities at the center and helps provide meals by donating prepared food. Amalia has made a one-year commitment to volunteering at the Zaban Paradies Center.