Matthew Aaron Cook, son of Kate Kaplan Cook and Pat Cook of Plano, Texas, was called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Temple Shalom in Dallas. Matthew is the brother of Madison, 17, and the grandson of Lois and Bobby Kaplan of Marblehead. Lois is the Director of Sales and Marketing at The Jewish Journal.
Matthew is a seventh grade honor student at Renner Middle School. He enjoys playing all sports, especially football and lacrosse.
For his mitzvah project, Matthew organized an athletic event for local children with special needs.
The Cooks celebrated Matthew’s simcha with family and friends from Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts and New York, as well as Texas.