Post Bar Mitzvah Thoughts

Last weekend our son Nate became a bar mitzvah. He did a great job leading the services, both Friday evening and Saturday morning. He wrote and read a beautiful d’var Torah (speech) (and yes I did get teary eyed), there was a lovely kiddush following the services followed by a luncheon, then some people back at the house, and a skating party for school and soccer friends the following day.

whew. it was fun, a little exhausting, but the good kind.

This is what life is about. Celebrating, sharing, witnessing our children growing, milestones, in the midst of all this, a cousin passed, my mother in law was in and out of the hospital, the kids’ entertainment got the flu and cancelled, other guests had it as well and couldn’t make it.

This is what life is about. Celebrating, sharing, and rolling with it. whatever it is.

Table centerpieces (relocated to skating bleachers!)
“Yoyo’s (made from pie plates) with photos of Nate
and balloons from Fulton Paper.

It’s all good.


  1. Dora Ficher
    January 12, 2013

    Hi Nancy, Congratulations on your son’s Bar Mitzvah! I’m sure it was beautiful in spite of all the mishaps.

    When my son had his Bar Mitzvah…many years ago…(today is his 29th B-Day), the heat wasn’t working in the room where the services took place…it was so cold!!!! And… the disk jockey showed up around 2 hours late to the luncheon.

    So… you are right…thjs is what life is all about… rolling with the punches. In the end it’s always all good.

    Congratulations to you and your family!!!

  2. Nanci Hersh
    January 13, 2013

    Thank you Dora!… it all works out and part of the adventure. Congrats on your son’s 29th birthday- is that Jonathan the photographer you blogged about?

  3. Dora Ficher
    January 13, 2013

    Yup! That’s Jonathan.
    He is now married (On September 22nd) to a wonderful woman. They got married in Fire Island, NY…where everything could have gone wrong… if the weather didn’t cooperate…but they wanted to take their chances anyway and everything went just perfect. It was a magical week (week long celebrations), magical ceremony and beautiful reception on the dock. Even the DJ showed up this time. You can see the pics on my facebook page. 🙂
    Remember that we need to set a date to get together. Do you ever come to the city?
    Let me know!


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