Sadie Ganz, daughter of Rebecca and Jonathan Ganz, became a bat mitzvah April 17, 2021, at Temple Sinai in Sandy Springs with her parents, her sister Eleanor and immediate family in attendance. Other friends and family joined via Zoom.
Sadie is a seventh grader at The Davis Academy. Her proud grandparents are Carol and Charles Ganz of Atlanta, and Carole and Paul Klein of West Palm Beach, Fla. Carol and Charles are members of Temple Emanu-El in Sandy Springs.
For Sadie’s mitzvah project, she worked with The Jaffa Institute, a non-profit organization in Jaffa, Israel. Sadie raised money for their Building Better Bridges program, which promotes a peaceful and accepting community of Jews, Muslims and Christians. Sadie was inspired to help this organization because of an interfaith program she experienced at The Davis Academy that had a meaningful impact on her. During this program, students at Davis and a nearby Presbyterian private school learned about each other’s religions and how to appreciate their differences.