The calm before the Bar Mitzvah
The photo was taken right before Jonah’s Bar Mitzvah Shabbat Morning Service Ceremony was to begin. See how the morning light shined on this special young man to all of his family.
He led a joyous Shabbat Morning service and chanted his full Torah Parsha (portion). His family and guests all participated in responding to the prayers and recited the watchword of our faith – the Shema.
His D’var Torah (sermon) taught everyone that the ancient texts do carry over to present-day life.
Jonah studied with Rabbi Andrea using the virtual classroom on the computer. Even with technology in the middle, Jonah and Rabbi formed a nice connection.