Veronica Allison Schwartz will become a bat mitzvah Saturday afternoon, June 29, at The Temple-Tifereth Israel. Veronica is the daughter of Sarah and Rick Schwartz of Beachwood. She is the granddaugher of Marikay and Shel Schwartz of Lake Worth, Fla., and Zena Zipporah of Shaker Heights. Veronica attends Beachwood Middle School. She enjoys figure skating, playing violin and attending Camp Wise. Veronica is also the seventh-grade finalist in the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage’s Stop the Hate essay contest. For her mitzvah project, Veronica volunteers and raises money for Canine Lifeline, which saves adoptable dogs from being euthanized. She ran in their Mutt Madness 5K Run/Fun Walk on June 2.