Bar Mitzvahs

Posted by jyuhasz
Object id: 
L.00119

Black and white photograph depicts the bar mitzvah of Raymond Rose at Congregation Emanu-El.

Date: 
1933
Posted by jyuhasz
Object id: 
L.17737

Black and white print shows an boy, possibly Avinoam Ben-Ron (son of Mr. Ben-Ron standing beside him who led services) standing on the bimah at Congregation Emanu-El, possibly a bar mitzvah.

Date: 
[ca. 1966]
Source: 
Barer, Ralph


Leonard Kamm's Bar Mitzvah
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Posted by jyuhasz
 
 
               BS:        So you had a Bar Mitzvah. Do you remember, you know, anything about it, about the preparation? Did you enjoy having, having this Bar Mitzvah?
 
               FS:          Ah, well bar mitzvahs…well it, there were two things I will say. I think it hasn’t changed at all over the years. No I didn’t enjoy the preparation, but it was nice having the party and, and the attention and the presents. I, yeah, it was all quite standard. The boys were… First of all there were only the boys, no girls. My Bar Mitzvah was at the Beit Hamidrash, before it was a Sephardic synagogue it was an Orthodox synagogue. My mother and my aunt and other relatives who came, I can’t remember even who came, but friends of the family helped out. They did all the cooking and the baking. Since we had it in the morning there was a luncheon and that was it...you know. My speech was writ...I said my, spoke my speech in Yiddish and I didn’t understand a word of it because it was written by the person who taught me my Haftorah.
 
BS:         Do, do you remember it?
 
FS:          Nothing, absolutely nothing about the speech, nothing about the Haftorah. And that’s all. I remember is my aunt my aunt made wonderful strudel, the real thin skin, it was like baklava. The, it was very crispy, it was wonderful. And that’s what I remember, besides getting a chemistry set and a watch and a pen and all the other traditional items that Jewish boys got in, in that time as, as presents to mark their Bar Mitzvah.

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Posted by jyuhasz
Object id: 
L.15056

Black and white Temple Sholom photograph depicts children in rows holding papers with names written on them.

Date: 
[1989]
Posted by Anonymous
Object id: 
L.13235

Colour image of Marshall Gene Letcher at his Bar Mitzvah.

Date: 
1958
Source: 
Letcher, Marshall
Posted by Anonymous
Object id: 
L.12655

Colour photograph showing Peter Clement, Holden Richmond and a Torah.

Date: 
2005
Source: 
Tessler, Ronnie
Posted by Anonymous
Object id: 
L.12654

Colour photograph of Holden Richmond holding a Torah.

Date: 
2005
Source: 
Tessler, Ronnie
Posted by Anonymous
Object id: 
L.12653

Peter Clement, the community Gabbai to the left.

Date: 
2005
Source: 
Tessler, Ronnie