Matthew Linden will become a bar mitzvah on Saturday, May 18, at Park Synagogue. Matthew is the son of Lisa and Phillip Linden of Pepper Pike and the brother of Jessica Linden. Matthew is the grandson of Janet Kushnir, Susan and Kurt Linden, and Harry Kushnir, of blessed memory. Matthew attends the Joseph and Florence Mandel Jewish Day School. He enjoys basketball and flag football. For his mitzvah project, Matthew is baking and selling dog biscuits to raise money for the Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind and the Cleveland Animal Protection League.