Nature’s new year in the Jewish faith is Tu BiShvat, a new year for trees. Our Bar Mitzvah boy this week highlighted this holiday and his Bar Mitzvah together at his service and reception at Congregation B’nai Jeshurun in Manhattan.
The stained glass windows and the arc set the stage for a special photo shoot with Joshua. The celebration continued at a reception also at Congregation B’nai Jeshurun. We loved how guests signed messages for Joshua on paper leaves and hung them from the “sign-in tree.” Other special touches that incorporated the nature theme were the leaf boas at our photo booth and the very unique “candlelighting” ceremony where Joshua’s closest family and friends shoveled dirt into a pot with a young tree, nurturing its growth and life.
VENUE: Congregation B’nai Jeshurun
PARTY PLANNING: Jaffe Events, Lisa Jaffe
FLORIST: Plant Shed
CATERING: Above and Beyond Catering
DJ: Unique Musique
PHOTOGRAPHY and PHOTO BOOTH: Sarah Merians Photography & Video Company, Sarah & Chris