Gabriel Alexander Friedman, son of Diana & Rick Friedman, celebrated becoming a bar mitzvah on Saturday, Oct. 15 at Congregation Or Chadash.
He is the grandson of Barbara and Joseph Friedman of New York, N.Y., Norman Statland of Sarasota, Fla., and Marilyn Statland of Florham Park, N.J.
Gabriel attends Esperero Canyon Middle School. He enjoys playing soccer and the drums.
For his mitzvah project, he volunteers at Handmaker Jewish Services for the Aging.