Micro Mitzvahs…Macro Love and Pride.

This was one of those Indian Summer days in November last year for celebrating Sonny and his Bar Mitzvah.  COVID-19 was horrible in so many ways in 2020 but the weather at the end of last year was kind to all our clients unable to have indoor parties.

The day started for Sarah at Congregation B’Nai Jeshurun in West Orange, New Jersey for a micro mitzvah service.  This was the actual original date for the celebration pre pandemic.   The family of 20 arrived early to capture outdoor portraits with Sarah.   She of course wore two masks and was able to socially distance herself for all to stay safe.  Check out the beautiful light captured by Sarah.  We love the golden sunlight as it backlights their hair.  Sonny’s older sisters are so sweet, and we loved the moment Sarah caught of them!

The immediate family posed for a few more pictures in the Sanctuary before the actual service began.  Sonny opted for no zoom service and keeping his Mitzvah private.  Not everyone wants to share with the world on social media.  That is OK!

This is such a beautiful temple.  We love the stained glass as the sunlight poured through the windows during the service as Sarah’s lens captured all the colors on the floor.  It was this beauty and the talents of our Bar Mitzvah boy that distracted us all from the fact that we had masks on our faces.  At least the masks were branded with custom logo and designed with the help of party planner, Fran Jackowitz.  Not a detail was missed as Fran had personal hand sanitizers and yarmulkes as well for family.

The celebration continued in an outdoor small tent in the backyard of family home.  Some neighbors and friends stopped by for a quick hello as to keep everyone safe and distanced.  Sonny had just a few friends over and everyone enjoyed a relaxed afternoon celebrating Sonny!

VENUES:                            Congregation B’Nai Jeshurun/ family home

PARTY PLANNER:              Fran Jackowitz Events

PHOTOGRAPHER:              Sarah Merians Photography & Video Company, Sarah