Benjamin Wilson Cherny


Benjamin Wilson Cherny becomes a bar mitzvah on Feb. 20, 2021, at Temple Solel. He is the son of Stephanie and Andrei Cherny of Phoenix.

Grandparents are Shelley Heyman and Larry Fleischman of Tucson; and Helena and Pavel Cerny of Valley Village, California.

For his mitzvah project, Ben started the Send Happiness Project to spread happiness and keep connections strong during the pandemic. He built a website and included a tracker and map to show how far happiness has spread at

A student at BASIS Phoenix, Ben enjoys coding games, swimming, hiking and biking around the neighborhood with his friends. He loves animals, especially his pet fish Brian.

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