Brian Belakovsky, son of Anjelina Belakovskaia and Lawrence Bernstein, will celebrate becoming a bar mitzvah on Saturday, Feb. 4, at Temple Emanu-El.
He is the grandson of Liliya Belakovskaya of Tucson.
Brian attends Basis Tucson North where he is on the honor roll and a member of the school’s chess team.
He enjoys chess (he is in the top 5 percent on the U.S. Juniors chess lists), mathematics and weight training.
For his mitzvah project Brian has written a book, “Chess for Seniors,” raised funds through https://www.gofundme.com/help-elderly-through-chess campaign, and donated his books and chess sets to Tucson hospitals and nursing homes.