I loved everything about this mitzvah! I love that families are celebrating mitzvahs in so many ways these days, and really customizing their celebrations to honor the mitzvah child. Jordan's Bar Mitzvah was held on a Thursday morning, early, before work and school, hence some of the sleepy faces (me too, kid!). The Torah is read on Monday, Thursday, and Shabbat mornings, among some other holidays, but a Bar Mitzvah can be conducted any time the Torah is read. Since in our community, congregation attendance on Shabbat morning exceeds that of a weekday service, that means Jordan's service was not crowded, easy-going, and chill. It also meant I could walk around and take great, intimate photos to capture the moments!
Jordan did not want the typical DJ Dance festivity, so this family partied Saturday evening at Top Golf in Miami Gardens. They had access to several golf bays, and an indoor reception space, where they brought in some games, including a pop-a-shot basketball hoop, which was a hit for him and his sports-loving friends!