Daniel had a very special Bar Mitzvah–special because of the love his family showered him with, special because of the where the ceremony was held, and special because of the fantastic party that followed.
The Vilna Shul is a small historic synagogue nestled in between the brownstones on Beacon Hill. It is one of the oldest synagogues in the city. Its restoration is a work in progress, and the wear and tear on the building makes you feel a connection with immigrants who first built it. What a tremendous setting for a Bar Mitzvah ceremony!
The party was held at the EpiCenter, perhaps Boston’s most green building. The EpiCenter is also home to Boston’s Artists For Humanity. AFH provides inner-city teens with a safe place to learn entrepreneurship and get paid for their own creative work.
It was a joy working with Daniel and his family and friends all day. I’m especially honored to have been able to shoot his entire ceremony. It was a moving experience capturing the emotion of this day of transition.
Thanks to Michelle Schaufeld of The Day Of Events who kept things on track all day, Suzanne Lowell’s amazing lighting design, Hal Slifer who filled the screens with fun and touching video, and of course the whole team from Northern Lights Entertainment; they brought the party and kept everyone dancing their tokhes off all night!