BENJAMIN ELI MANNINEN, son of Karen Lesser and Greg Manninen, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Dec. 1 at Congregation Bet Shalom.
He is the grandson of the late Elaine and late Stanley Lesser of New York, and the late Mary and the late Arnold Manninen of Tucson.
Benjamin attends Tucson Hebrew Academy where he is an honor student. He enjoys soccer, reading, animals, math and science. For his mitzvah project, he volunteers at the Humane Society.