Alex Mestre will become a bar mitzvah on Oct. 28 at Congregation B’nai Abraham in Butler. Alex is a Merit Scholar eighth grader at Pine Richland Middle School. He has played soccer since he was 3 years old and currently plays for the Riverhounds as well as both soccer and volleyball for PR. Alex also plays the saxophone for the school band and enjoys gaming and creating tik-toks including his very own cooking show called “Alex’s Cooking”. In the summer Alex loves going to Camp Harlam and traveling to visit his family in NYC. Alex’s Mitzvah Project involves collecting soccer equipment, clothing and cleats from kids who have outgrown theirs. He then distributes them to kids who do not have them in Latin America. Through his Hebrew School studies at JJEP Alex has learned the virtues of helping the environment through recycling and the joy of sharing with those who are less fortunate.