Ari Michael Padnos, son of Shari Back and Bill Padnos, will become a bar mitzvah at Temple Sinai Pittsburgh on Saturday, April 2, 2022. Ari is the younger brother of Elana and grandson of Ronna & Harry Back and Darlene & Norman Padnos. He is in 7th grade at Dorseyville Middle School in the Fox Chapel Area. Ari loves musical theater with all of his heart and currently is a student at the Pittsburgh Musical Theater Conservatory in the West End. For his mitzvah project, he is working to raise awareness about the Trevor Project, an organization that supports LGBTQ teens and advocates for a safer, more inclusive world.