Joshua David Kurtzman, son of Jordana Kurtzman, will become a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, May 5, at Beth Israel.
Joshua is a sixth-grade student at Columbian Elementary School.
His interests include studying sharks and astronomy, visting national monuments and museums, and attending summer camp.
He has two brothers, Aaron and Isaac.
Grandparents are the late Eleanor and Stanley Kurtzman.
Great-grandparents are the late Fay and Nathan Kurtzman, and the late Helen and Frank Pinckney.