Bar and Bat Mitzvahs

“After a decade of photographing Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Shir Yaakov’s service was by far the most beautiful, warm and inviting I have seen so far. His music was astounding and joyful. He made everybody in the room feel like family.” —LS

“After a decade of photographing Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Shir Yaakov’s service was by far the most beautiful, warm and inviting I have seen so far. His music was astounding and joyful. He made everybody in the room feel like family.” —LS

“It's hard to put words to something that is beyond words. Maybe a poet or a songwriter could do it, but it's not MY thing. MY thing is choosing the best, and Shir Yaakov is the BEST. He made every step of the process of Bat Mitzvah (for every generation) meaningful, engaging, fun, and real. What more could we ask? The culmination of learning, singing, debating, bonding, reflecting and prayer was a beautiful service co-led by our daughter and Shir Yaakov where all of her self-hood as a budding adult shined. We could not have wished for a better rite of passage for our whole family and everyone involved was enriched by the soulfull-ness of the approach, the music, the prayers, the Torah service, engagement with text, and the culture of active engagement.” —LG