Jonah Eli Udler, son of Jen and Josh Udler of Potomac, and brother of Jacob and Shoshanna, will become a bar mitzvah on Feb. 20, Parshah Terumah (Zachor), at both the Chabad Shul of Potomac and Beth Sholom Congregation in Potomac. Jonah is the grandson of Arline Udler and the late Allan S. Udler of Potomac and Eileen and Fred Wolpert of Olney.
Jonah is a seventh-grade student at Berman Hebrew Academy in Rockville. For his bar mitzvah project, Jonah is raising awareness about teens and adults who face struggles with drug and alcohol addiction, including his cousin Seth Winter, who passed away recently. Jonah is helping collect donations for the nonprofit set up in his honor, the Seth J. Winter Memorial Foundation, which provides scholarship funding to high school graduates and young adults who have completed a recovery program and are pursuing a college education or vocational program.