/SPECIAL FOR THE AJT/

Dr. Herbert Spasser, Bailey Tucker, and
Cantor Jill Spasser who trained them both.

An historic event took place at The Temple on Sat., Dec. 7, 2013 when for the first time in The Temple’s 147 year history a grandfather and granddaughter shared a B’nai Mitzvah.

Bailey Tucker, who led the entire service, shared her special day with her grandfather, Dr. Herb Spasser, who celebrated his second bar mitzvah at age 83 as proscribed by Jewish tradition. Both read from the Torah and delivered stirring talks.

Dr. Spasser mentioned the many miracles in his life and Bailey spoke of her bat mitzvah project of supplying clothes and money to the Piedmont Hospital NICU where she spent three months after surviving a birth of 1 1/2 pounds.

The many congregants, family and friends in attendance at this Havdalah service enjoyed witnessing this unique simcha.