After numerous ups and downs, twists and turns, uncertainty and doubt, Jason was finally able to pull of his incredible Bar Mitzvah last weekend!!!
It may not have been the big party they originally envisioned. But Jason’s amazing parents, Jen & Gabe, worked diligently to make his coming-of-age a very special one! After all, a man only turns 13 once in his life. And just because there’s a pandemic going on doesn’t mean time stands still! So this past weekend, Jason was finally able to assume his religious and legal obligations under Jewish law.
Jason’s celebration was held at Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim synagogue, which was founded in 1749, and is one of the oldest Jewish congregations in the United States! It’s an absolutely stunning sanctuary that has recently undergone a beautiful renovation project.
In keeping with social distancing guidelines, only immediate family and grandparents were in attendants. However, a team of specialists were able to arrange it so that all Jason’s family and friends could still attend remotely. Even his Rabbi Stephanie Alexander and Music Minister Robin Shuler were present via the wonders of modern technology.
Many thanks to Sha Sha and her team at Loluma for making dreams come true. Much appreciation goes to Mark Swick for opening the synagogue and making sure everything went smoothly. As always, it was a pleasure to be working with my friend and incredible videographer, Ben Hough. And a HUGE shout out to Jason’s brother, Matthew for his amazing performance during the ceremony!
Congratulations and mazel tov, Bar Mitzvah!!! You are an INCREDUBLE human being, Jason! I can’t wait to see what great things you will accomplish in your future.
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