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Chase Ryan, son to Marci and Joel Altman, and brother to Drew, Noah, and Dax, will be called to the Torah this Shabbat at Midbar Kodesh Temple. Sharing in this joyous occasion are grandparents Bobbi and Hesh Altman and Janis and Harvey Riceberg, along with family members from Canada, California, Connecticut, and North Carolina.

Chase attends a local middle school, participates in honors classes, has played competitive lacrosse, and loves to know what the latest trends are. Chase wants to go to college and is open to so many choices for a career path. He also wants to travel and see what the world has to offer.

Chase has spent the last five summers attending Camp Alonim. He joins others in the B'nei Mitzvah class as members of the David L. Simon Jr. Board, sitting together to decide what charitable gifts to make with the $1000 given to them by the Simon Foundation to help an organization(s) of their choice. Chase recently traveled with Cantor Gershon and other seventh and eighth grade families on an overnight trip to the Museum of Tolerance and the Pico Union Project.

Chase thinks that one of the most important things we can do is help others in need. Because of Chase’s passion for Jewish camp, he has chosen to help support Camp Bob Waldorf. It is owned and operated by Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles. Camp Bob Waldorf is a Jewish nonprofit camp for kids currently in 3rd – 11th grade that fosters growth and development in a fun, safe and nurturing environment. The camp program is built upon four core pillars—Community (Kehillah), Inclusion (Keshet), Identity (Atzmi), and Respect (Kavod)—which campers put into practice each day while they develop new skills and interests, learn to be responsible and thoughtful individuals, and make lasting friendships. If you would like to donate to Camp Bob Waldorf, click here.


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