Yigal Goodman will become a bar mitzvah on Oct. 14, 2023 at Congregation Beth Shalom. Yigal ‘s parents are Noa Slemrod Goodman and Mark Asher Goodman. He is the sibling of Etta Goodman, and the grandchild of Marshall and Sonia Slemrod, and Marilyn Goodman, Jay Smith, James Goodman, and Jamie Diamond. ‘Iggy’, as he is known, is a voracious reader of sci-fi and fantasy books, especially Brandon Sanderson. He is fascinated with history, particularly of Europe and the Middle East. He loves strategy board games, role-playing games, and chess. He also enjoys playing soccer with the CDS Middle School team, and dancing. Above all else, he is incredibly kind and thoughtful of others. He spent the months of April and June volunteering with Days for Girls, a non-profit-organization that creates hygiene packs for women in developing nations. If you get the chance, you should ask him why there were no potatoes in the Garden of Eden.