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Glencoe’s Alex Goldberg and his volunteers at Belmont-Cragin Public Elementary School in Chicago. Goldberg called for volunteers and donations to the school instead of receiving Bar Mitzvah gifts. Photo Submitted
Glencoe’s Alex Goldberg at Belmont-Cragin Public Elementary School in Chicago. Goldberg ran a volunteer project for the school and donated supplies and winter wear.
The Goldberg family at the Chicago school.
Hilary Anderson, Freelance Reporter
12:47 am CST February 5, 2019

Alex Goldberg took the idea of service to heart.

The Glencoe Central School seventh-grader was making his Bar Mitzvah and had to do a service project beforehand. Some young people might look forward to such a special occasion in their lives as a time for having a big party and receiving gifts.

Goldberg thought otherwise.