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 his thoughtful teaching. And he was so cool taking pictures with me prior to the service. The services were held at Congregation Beth El in Berkeley and later we partied on the Hornblower Yacht Sunset. The weather was spectacular and guests danced and had fun in our photo booth.
A big shout out to Eli’s support squad mom Leyna Bernstein, step-dad Brian Parker, dad Peter Barnes and partner Cornelia. Eli is one well-loved kid and it shows.
Flowers and luncheon catering by Zuzu’s Petals
Cruise: Hornblower Yacht
Cupcakes: Love at First Bite