Today was a very special day indeed.
A young friend, Avivah, had her Bat Mitzvah.
The ceremony of a young Jewish girl that is her transitioning from childhood to adulthood at age
in the Jewish Community.
I first met Avivah eight or nine years ago. She was just a tiny little thing, but she
impressed me even then.
She would attend the three hour Saturday religious services in the synagogue with her mom and she knew all the Hebrew chants/songs/blessings by heart and sang them from her heart. She sat still and paid rapt attention.
I remember thinking then that I wanted to be around for this child's Bat Mitzvah!
She is also an accomplished musician.
Here I am with Janet and Karen, the two women who I met when I first came to this synagogue probably... could it be almost 15 yrs ago? We used to go to lunch after services together each week.
And here we were again sitting together enjoying the joy of Avivah's Bat Mitzvah, this little girl they used to baby sit for and for whom I crocheted a huge "Doggie Blanket" that she still has!
Memories! What a good day it was.