Category Archives: Events

Berkeley Hillel’s Renovation Groundbreaking Event

Berkeley Hillel, is one of the centers of UC Berkeley’s Jewish life. Almost 2,000 students enjoy weekly get-togethers, Shabbat dinners, High Holy Day services and retreats. Lehrhaus Judaica also housed many of its programs for the greater community at Hillel.  For the next year, activities will be held in locations other than its Bancroft Way home. Hillel is undergoing […]

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Mitzvah Photography — 3 Benefits to an Announcement Photo Session

As part of my bar and bat mitzvah packages I offer a complimentary Announcement Photo session in the months preceding the mitzvah. Like a wedding Engagement photo session, these Announcement sessions in that it serves 3 major purposes for bat/mitzvah and their family.

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Congregation Beth El Gala Event Photos

Yet again, Berkeley’s Congregation Beth El completed a roaringly successful fundraiser. This year year’s theme was “The Great Klasky” turning the social hall into a 1920’s Speakeasy replete with strong adult beverages, women in flapper dresses and others wearing snappy hats. Money raised will be used for youth programs including scholarships for Camp Kee Tov (without […]

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J Weekly Magazine Readers’ Choice–Shoey Sindel Photography

Readers of the J Weekly Magazine, the San Francisco Bay Area’s Jewish magazine, have spoken 3 years in a row.  Yup, Shoey Sindel Photography was voted the Favorite Photographer of the East Bay. The article says, Berkeley photographer Shoey Sindel calls herself a storyteller of people’s lives, using photos to tell the tale.  She documents […]

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Walnut Creek bar mitzvah photography-Mazel tov Jacob

Jacob and his family celebrated his bar mitzvah at Congregation B’nai Shalom in Walnut Creek, CA.  Since there is no photography on Shabbat, I met Jacob, his parents and sister and his grandparents on Friday for a portrait session. Grandma was so amazing.  She learned a Torah portion to chant at Jacob’s bar mtizvah.   […]

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