Melayna Rachel Matheson, daughter of Teresa and Brandon Matheson, will celebrate becoming a bat mitzvah on Feb. 20, 2021 at Congregation Anshei Israel.
She is the granddaughter of Debra and Landon Matheson of Chicago, Illinois; Darlene and Robert Moen of Sartell, Minnesota; and the late Susan Matheson.
Melayna is in the seventh grade at Tucson Hebrew Academy where she is co-president of the student council. She dances competitively at Dance Force-1 and enjoys reading and spending time with her family and friends.
For her mitzvah project, Melayna is organizing a book drive to collect books for Make Way For Books.