Jacob Benjamin Klotz Medovoi, son of Marcia Klotz and Leerom Medovoi, will celebrate becoming a bar mitzvah on Aug. 8 at the Tucson Jewish Community Center with Congregation Or Chadash.
He is the grandson of Ciporah Medovoi, of Los Angeles, and Martha and Robert Klotz, of Denver.
Jacob attends Orange Grove Middle School, where he plays basketball and volleyball. He enjoys playing sports in his spare time and working out at the Tucson J.
For his mitzvah project, he is supporting Hand-In-Hand, a bilingual school in Israel that brings Arab and Jewish students together in classes taught in Hebrew and Arabic. On a recent visit, he brought basketballs and volleyballs to donate to the Hand-In-Hand campus in Jerusalem.