Joseph Kitchen will become a bar mitzvah on Saturday, April 14 at Congregation Beth Shalom. He is a seventh-grade student at Community Day School where he plays soccer, basketball and baseball and runs track. He enjoys spending time with his friends and family, going to Camp Young Judaea in Wisconsin in the summers, and playing video, board and card games. He also likes to collect rocks, gems and coins. He has two siblings. Naomi is in ninth grade at Pittsburgh Allderdice and Benjamin is in third grade at CDS. His parents are Rona Kaufman and Jimmy Kitchen. His grandparents, Nechama and Shlomo, Kaufman, live in Philadelphia; and Jin Webber, Harold Kitchen and Linda Poole live in Arizona.