Brett Louis Katz, son of Beth and David Katz, will become a bar mitzvah on Nov. 18 at Temple Chai.
Grandparents are Florene Weitz of Scottsdale and Milwaukee; the late Frank Weitz; Jacob and Libby Katz of Philadelphia; and the late Adria Golann.
For his mitzvah project, Brett volunteered on the Temple Chai Hurricane Harvey Rescue Mission to Houston. He cleared and cleaned a home, packed relief supplies at a Houston food bank, helped at a homeless shelter hit by Hurricane Harvey and distributed food to families who had lost everything.
Brett attends Cocopah Middle School. His hobbies include lacrosse, Boys Team Charity and bird photography.