Emma Julie Cafarella, daughter of Jennifer Cafarella of Phoenix and Anthony Cafarella of Gilbert, will become a bat mitzvah on Oct. 14 at Temple Kol Ami.
Grandparents are Susan and Nestor Guzman of Scottsdale; and Doreen and Anthony Cafarella of Wellington, Florida. Great-grandmother is Ruth Norek of Mamaroneck, New York.
For her mitzvah project, Emma created soap sheets out of dissolving paper and body soap. She filled carrier tins with sheets of the soap paper and distributed them to the homeless, along with water for them to be able to clean themselves.
Emma attends Madison #1 Middle School. Her hobbies include theater, dance, reading, rock climbing and singing.