JACK Beaton will celebrate his barmitzvah at Harrogate Hebrew Congregation tomorrow.
Jack, who attends St Aidan's School, lives in Knaresborough with airline pilot dad Martin and mum Lisa. He has three siblings.
His hobbies are road cycling and playing on his Xbox. Originally from Jersey, the family moved to Yorkshire some time ago.
Looking for a shul nearby, they came across Harrogate Hebrew Congregation.
"The congregation gave us a really lovely welcome, for which we are so grateful," said Lisa. "It's a beautiful synagogue whose exterior contradicts the jewel that rests within."
Guests will attend from the Channel Islands.