I begin by telling you how special this occasion was to me. It wasn't my son nor am I Jewish but the warmth and love of everything touched me deeply during this, my cousin-in-law's (and wife's) middle son's Bar Mitzvah. This was a beautiful ceremony and reception - lavish and fun, traditional and contemporary, solemn and boisterous. There were Jewish elders in traditional wear sitting next to teenage girls in brightly colored party dresses. Rock and roll music was the backdrop to traditional toasts and prayers. Some of my favorite shots, as usual, are of the small details.