I have known Becky and Alex for many years as their family live in the same complex as us, and I have had the privilege of watching these two cute little kids grow into young adults. Since I know the whole family, being a part of this special event was such a treat and I really felt as if I am a part of the family – in fact, I am sure that all the guests felt the same way. The ceremony really included all the guests, through song, readings and lots of proud and loving tears. Becky, Alex and their family belong to the “Workman Circle,” which is a secular Jewish organization that encourages the bas/bar mitzvah candidates to select a topic that interests them and relates to the Jewish part of their identities. After extensive, guided research and profound thought, the young people present their findings in any format they may select. I was highly impressed by the amount of research and thought Becky and Alex invested into their chosen projects. We were also extremely touched by the amount of love and pride that (literally) poured from their parents.
Becky, Alex, Judy and Josh – Thank you for letting Natalia and I be a part of one of the most meaningful days of your lives. The love that all four of you have for each other is truly magical and inspirational and we know that Becky and Alex will continue to grow into genuine, beautiful and humble human beings.