Bar/Bat Mitzvah photography — by A Beautiful Memory Photography — records a Bar/Bat Mitzvah’s passage into adulthood with a ceremony and a celebration. Bar/Bat Mitzvah translates as “son or daughter of commandment.” When a boy or girl turns 13, Jewish tradition offers them the same rights as an adult. And as a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, they are morally responsible for their decisions.
A Beautiful Memory Photography preserves every aspect of the Bar/Bat Mitzvah from the religious ceremony to the celebration and party.
It is important to note that a ceremony is not required by Jewish law. The boy or girl automatically becomes a Bar/Bat Mitzvah when they turn 13. Today, however, the religious ceremony represents a right of passage.
The Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony, recorded by A Beautiful Memory Photography, requires preparation–months or years of work with a Rabbi or Cantor for the Bar/Bat Mitzvah to learn how to:
–lead prayers or the entire service which is held during a Shabbat service;
–read the Torah during the Shabbat service;
–read the Haftarah during the Shabbat service possibly using a chant for the reading;
–give a speech about the Torah and/or Haftarah reading;
–complete a tzedakah or charity project before the ceremony;
The Bar/Bat Mitzvah honors their parents during the service. And passes the Torah to the grandfather then to the father to signify the generational obligation to study the Torah and Judaism. After the culmination of years of study, the Bar/Bat Mitzvah marks the beginning of the boy’s/girl’s lifetime of Jewish learning.
A Beautiful Memory Photography captures the joyous events during the first hours after the Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Following the ceremony, a lavish party–with all the elements of major life events–engages family and friends in congratulating and celebrating with the Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Photographs document every happy face and groups of celebrating friends and relatives.
Photographic treasures from A Beautiful Memory Photography become the lasting record of study and celebration with loving friends and family. And set the course of the Bar/Bar Mitzvah life as a Jewish adult.