David Lustig Groothuis, son of Becca and Derek Groothuis, will celebrate his Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Dec. 7 at Beth Emet Synagogue in Evanston, IL.
David is an eighth-grade student at Chiaravalle Montessori School in Evanston, IL, where his favorite classes are math and science. His hobbies include playing video games, soccer, tennis, the piano and melodica, and spending time with friends.
For his mitzvah project, David prepared lunches for residents of a local homeless shelter overseen by Connections for the Homeless because he cares about issues of hunger and homelessness and wanted to contribute to a local organization working in Evanston.
He has a younger sister, Zoe, who is a 4th grade student at Chiaravalle.
Grandparents are Donald and Andi Goldstein of Omaha, Ann Goldstein, of blessed memory, Dr. Jessie Groothuis and Steven Lustig of Santa Fe, NM, Dr. Dennis Groothuis and Judy Groothuis of Evanston, IL, and Dr. Jim Lustig and Cheryl Lustig of Kenosha, WI.