Lyric Samson Kurland will be called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on Saturday, May 8, 2021. Lyric is the son of Naomi and Ruvane Kurland, and big brother to Aria. He is the grandson of Sidney and Dale Amdur of Chicago, and Dr. Allen and Sandra Kurland of Council Bluffs, Iowa; and great-grandson of Josephine Simes of Lilydale, Minn.

Lyric is a seventh grader at Baldwin Road Junior High in Reynoldsburg, where he plays trumpet in the band. He received his bar mitzvah instruction from his father. Lyric enjoys playing basketball, video games, being a Boy Scout, hanging out with family and friends, and spending his summers at Beber Camp in Mukwonago, Wis. For his mitzvah project, Lyric created and implemented three “drives” in coordination with the city of Reynoldsburg and numerous other community partners: a summer toy drive, a back-to-school supply drive and a winter clothing drive.

Naomi and Ruvane cordially invite friends, relatives and members of the congregation to worship with them at Congregation Agudas Achim via livestream at 9:30 a.m. May 8.