Category Archives: B’nai mitzvah

Daniel the bar mitzvah

A big mazel tov to Daniel and his family on his bar mitzvah.  Daniel celebrated a beautiful day starting with a service at Berkeley’s Congregation Beth El and ending with a super-fun party at the Lawrence Hall of Science.  Guests danced to the horah, played science games, watched a magnificent SF Bay sunset, posed in my photo booth […]

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Olivia the bat mitzvah

Olivia enters her teen years with grace, intelligence and an outstanding sense of purpose and fun.  Her bat mitzvah showed she can be both serious and playful.  Her bat mitzvah was held at the very beautiful Congregation Kohl Shofar in Tiburon.  Since we couldn’t photograph on Shabbat, I photographed her during her mid-week rehearsal.  She […]

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Mazel tov Eli

Eli is a special guy to me.  For several years he and his family have been in my Havorah–a multi-family group who gathers monthly to share Shabbat.  I have seen him grow and mature.  And now, he’s a man, having accomplished his bar mitzvah.  Eli was so poised and confident reading the torah and giving […]

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