Reva Rosard, 83, became a bat mitzvah in December, achieving her long-held desire to step up to the Torah in front of family and friends.
Reva, a lifelong Philadelphia resident who lives at the Fountain View at Logan Square independent living community in Center City studied with Cantor Naomi Hirsch.
Reva devoted her entire professional career to teaching music, and she played violin often as a member of several orchestras in Philadelphia. She has always been musically inclined and loves going to concerts and shows with her friends from Fountain View.
Reva wowed the crowd at her bat mitzvah, performing a duet with her grandson. They played klezmer music — she on her violin and her grandson on the accordion.