Beckett Gordon, son of Logan Ritchie and Brian Gordon of Atlanta, will be called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on Saturday, May 18, at Congregation Shearith Israel.
Beckett is in 7th grade at Inman Middle School, where he is a member of the Vex Robotics team and golf team. He writes for the school newspaper, The Eagle News. Beckett loves math and participates in Emory Math Circle.
For his mitzvah project, Beckett tapped into his passion for reading. With the help of family and friends, he collected more than 500 books and helped distribute them to underprivileged children through Creating Connected Communities.
Beckett is the grandson of Rebecca and Jerry Ritchie of Atlanta, and Judy and Steve Gordon of Newton, Mass.