Saturday, October 10, 2015
Plus, of course, a great performance by the bar mitzvah boy.
They held it in the chapel rather than their main sanctuary. About 40 people there total.
What's in the chapel? The artifacts from the old sanctuary of course! So the huge bonus for me (and it felt touching and emotional) was to see the aron kodesh and the torahs and the pulpit used for its given purpose. Not just to be remembered or admired or preserved but to be used. Just as bar mitzvah boys used it 100+ years ago. The bar mitzvah chanting from the torah, the rabbi assisting, the family beaming.
I loved it.
Don't know what it meant to the family.
Picture I took with my phone. Out of focus. The bar mitzvah in the center flanked by his parents and grandparents who gave the torah blessings.