The bat and bar mitzvah ceremony of Alexandra Lily Alterman and Zachary Nathan Alterman was held Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Temple Sinai.

Alex and Zach are the daughter and son of Amy and Louis Alterman of East Cobb. They have a brother, Brody, 9, and are the grandchildren of Nancy and Robbie Baron of East Cobb and Sally and Bruce Alterman of Sandy Springs.

For her bat mitzvah project, Alex supported Ron Clark Academy’s Extreme Bedroom Makeover, in which volunteers provide middle-schoolers with a safe and comfortable place of their own to live, study and play. Alex painted, built furniture, decorated and earned money babysitting to transform a sixth-grade girl’s bedroom.

For his bar mitzvah project, Zach supported Charity Ball, a global organization that provides new, FIFA-quality soccer balls to kids in poverty-stricken communities around the world. Zach designed and commissioned custom Leave a Legacy bracelets and sold them to his friends, family, teammates and classmates, raising enough money for dozens of communities around the world to receive their first brand-new soccer balls.