Category Archives: Mitzvah

12.19.2018

Maya’s Bat Mitzvah – Beth El and The Rivers Club

A huge mazel tov to Maya, who celebrated becoming a Bat Mitzvah this past weekend at Beth El Congregation in Pittsburgh’s South Hills. I’d only just been to Beth El for the first time in November, and I was very …

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11.14.2018

Alex’s Bar Mitzvah – Beth El Congregation

Since 2010, I’ve been photographing Bar/Bat Mitzvahs all over the Pittsburgh area. Yet until last weekend, I had never been to Beth El Congregation in the South Hills. I was delighted to meet Alex and his family the Thursday before …

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08.29.2018

Ezra’s Bar Mitzvah – Congregation Beth Shalom / Pittsburgh Golf Club

Mazel tov to Ezra! This young man became a Bar Mitzvah at Congregation Beth Shalom this past weekend.  We met on Thursday for portraits with Ezra’s family: mom Tamara, dad Jay, and sisters Talia and Maayan. Saturday night, it was …

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06.12.2018

Nate’s Bar Mitzvah – Temple Sinai

Say it ain’t so! After photographing Nate’s older brother Jonah’s bar mitzvah in 2014, and older sister Caroline’s bat mitzvah in 2016, now it was Nate’s turn. And sadly, that’s the end of the line for this family! What an …

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06.06.2018

Liam’s Bar Mitzvah – Tree of Life/JCC

Two years ago, I photographed Hannah’s Bat Mitzvah at Tree of Life. And on June 2, it was Hannah’s brother Liam’s turn to celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah. What a popular date June 2 was this year! Every year there’s …

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01.22.2018

Emily’s Bat Mitzvah – Temple Sinai and Carnegie Science Center

Mazel tov to Emily! Emily’s Bat Mitzvah service was on a very cold, snowy Saturday morning at Temple Sinai. She had family and friends from near and far, with far truly being far – England! Emily did wonderfully, teaching about …

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10.31.2017

Dalia’s Bat Mitzvah – Congregation Beth Shalom

What’s better than photographing a Bat Mitzvah celebration? Photographing a second Bat Mitzvah celebration for the same family! Two years ago, I took part in older sister Elana’s Bat Mitzvah at Congregation Beth Shalom. Now it was younger sister Dalia’s …

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03.08.2017

Avi’s Bar Mitzvah – Congregation Beth Shalom / Pittsburgh Golf Club

Mazel tov to Avi! This Hamilton-loving boy amazed and astonished as he became a Bar Mitzvah at Congregation Beth Shalom last weekend. We met two days before the service for some photos, and then celebrated on Sunday with a party …

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12.05.2016

Ari’s Bar Mitzvah – Temple Sinai / Carnegie Science Center

Mazel tov to Ari! This young man celebrated his bar mitzvah at Temple Sinai, with a celebration in the evening at the Carnegie Science Center. What a great location for adults and kids alike! Pamela photographed both the service and …

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10.04.2016

Charlie’s Bar Mitzvah – Beth Samuel / Edgeworth Club

Mazel tov to Charlie! This young man celebrated his Bar Mitzvah at Beth Samuel Jewish Center in Ambridge. A celebration followed in the evening at the beautiful Edgeworth Club in Sewickley. Friends and family enjoyed delicious food and a self-serve …

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06.15.2016

Cara’s Bat Mitzvah – Adat Shalom / Pittsburgh Field Club

Mazel tov to Cara, who celebrated her bat mitzvah this past weekend. We met Friday at Adat Shalom for some portraits with Cara and her family. Saturday night, Cara celebrated with family and friends at a luau themed party at …

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06.07.2016

Lila’s Bat Mitzvah – Mansions on Fifth

Mazel tov to Lila! Pamela photographed this beautiful young woman’s bat mitzvah service and celebration at the Mansions on Fifth. (An aside, I was reading the history of the Mansions on Fifth, and it’s quite interesting – did you know …

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06.03.2016

Dylan’s Bar Mitzvah – Adat Shalom / PNC Park

Mazel tov to Dylan! This young man celebrated his bar mitzvah at Adat Shalom in Fox Chapel. This was my first time at Adat Shalom, and I loved the warmth of all the wood of the sanctuary, as well as …

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06.02.2016

Hannah’s Bat Mitzvah – Tree of Life ~ Or L’Simcha Congregation

Mazel tov to Hannah on celebrating her bat mitzvah this past weekend at Tree of Life – Or L’Simcha Congregation. Hannah’s birthday was in December, but since December weather can be so unpredictable and treacherous, her bat mitzvah service and …

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