Ryan Aaron Rudner, son of Eric and Monica Rudner, will celebrate becoming a bar mitzvah on Nov. 9 at Congregation Anshei Israel.
He is the grandson of Calman and Gail Rudner and Alberto and Sara Mirta Bien-Willner, all of Tucson, and the great-grandson of Lidia Esses of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Ryan attends Esperero Canyon Middle School where he plays basketball. Outside of school, Ryan enjoys playing basketball with his Magic basketball team, spending time with friends and family, and watching sports (especially the University of Arizona).
For his mitzvah project, a basketball fundraiser was held at the Tucson Jewish Community Center, where sports equipment was collected and delivered to the Boys and Girls Club of Tucson, and money was raised and donated to the Johns Hopkins Brain Cancer Research Fund.