Rachel Meira Friedman, daughter of Amy and Michael, will become a bat mitzvah on Sept. 3 at Congregation Olam Tikvah in Fairfax. She will read Torah from parashat Re’eh. Rachel is an eighth grader at Gesher Jewish Day School. For her bat mitzvah project, Rachel has been collecting donations for and organizing groups to volunteer at A Wider Circle, a Silver Spring-based organization that fights poverty. Rachel is excited to celebrate her bat mitzvah with family and friends, and especially with her grandmother Raye Wildfeuer. Rachel is also the granddaughter of Meyer Wildfeuer z”l, who was a Holocaust survivor, and Edwin and Vivian Friedman z”l.