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Lakewood Colorado Bar Mitzvah Photographer at B’Nai Chaim

May 20, 2019

Lakewood Colorado Bar Mitzvah Photography at a Southwest Denver Reform Judaism Congregation

Looking for a Lakewood Colorado Bar Mitzvah Photographer? Be sure to read through this post to find out more!

You may recognize this family because just a few years ago I had the pleasure of photographing their oldest son’s bar mitzvah at this very same temple located on the southwest side of the Denver Metro area.  It’s incredible how fast the years go by and before you know it, it’s time for the second bar mitzvah celebration for this family. Seth celebrated his big day at B’Nai Chaim with his friends and family surrounding him with love.

Public Speaking and Learning Hebrew go Hand in Hand for a Bar Mitzvah

Seth’s bar mitzvah service was a smashing success.  He sounded great and his brother, Saul, had everyone laughing when he tried to exit before his parts were completely over.  We all laughed when he and his rabbi got a little mixed up on their insider cue of “When I touch your shoulder that means you go sit down.”  I am always very impressed with how much Hebrew a bar mitzvah teenager must learn as well as the public speaking skills that are part of this ritual.  Seth did a wonderful job with with both of these at his bar mitzvah.

An Outdoor Bar Mitzvah Party at B’Nai Chaim in Morrison, Colorado

Their family opted to host his party right there at B’Nai Chaim after the service was over.  This bar mitzvah had an awesome backyard party feel. The family hired a Hawaiian shaved ice truck to come serve some delicious cold sweet treats where they could pick out which flavor of syrup to throw on top of their snow cone.  They also set up a fun looking “Cliff Jump” inflatable climbing and jumping game for the kids to play around on. I saw a ton of impressive flips and stunts as they fell off the side of it onto the big squishy pillow landing. It looked like everyone was enjoying themselves at this relaxed afternoon party.  Congratulations to Seth on this very important milestone in his life!

Young man crams last minute for his Bar Mitzvah in Colorado
Bar Mitzvah Guests arrive at B'nai Chaim in Morrison CO
Grandson greets his grandma at Bar Mitzvah in Colorado
Lakewood Colorado Bar Mitzvah Photographer Family Portraits at B'Nai Chaim
Lakewood Colorado Bar Mitzvah Photographer captures family with Torah at B'Nai Chaim
Reading from the Torah Bar Mitzvah Photography in Colorado
Jewish family poses for a formal portrait with the Torah at B'Nai Chaim Bar Mitzvah
Bar Mitzvah Boy poses with Torah at B'nai Chaim
Young Jewish Girl passes out prayer books for a Bar Mitzvah Service at B'Nai Chaim
Lakewood Colorado Bar Mitzvah Photographer Captures Grandparents Greeting Each other
Family hugs prior to Bar Mitzvah at B'Nai Chaim in Morrison Colorado
Lakewood Colorado Bar Mitzvah Photographer at B'Nai Chaim
Grandson hugs his grandpa during Bar mitzvah service at B'Nai Chaim
Denver Bar Mitzvah Photographer at Temple B'Nai Chaim
Carrying Torah for Congregants to Touch their Prayer Books on it
Lakewood Colorado Bar Mitzvah Photographer at B'Nai Chaim
Parents of a young Jewish man at his Bar Mitzvah Celebration at B'Nai Chaim
B&W Bar Mitzvah Photography in Colorado
Lakewood Colorado Bar Mitzvah Photographer at B'Nai Chaim Service
Lakewood Colorado Bar Mitzvah Photographer Rabbi laughs during service
Entire Jewish Family at their son's Bar Mitzvah at B'Nai Chaim
Jewish family celebrates a Bar Mitzvah at Temple B'Nai Chaim
B&W Photo at a Bar Mitzvah at B'Nai Chaim in Morrison Colorado
Challah Bread served at a Jewish Bar Mitzvah Service at Temple B'Nai Chaim in Morrison Colorado
Happy young jewish man on the day of his Bar Mitzvah in Lakewood Colorado
Lakewood Colorado Bar Mitzvah Photographer Captures Guests greeting the bar mitzvah boy
Candid photography from a Lakewood Colorado Bar Mitzvah
Jewish Brothers play rock paper scissors at their Colorado bar mitzvah
A young Jewish family on the day of their son's bar mitzvah in Colorado
Grandma with her grandsons at Colorado Bar Mitzvah
Jewish Family Photos at a Bar Mitzvah in Colorado
Dad with his two sons at Lakewood Colorado Bar Mitzvah
Mom and her son on his Bar Mitzvah Day in Colorado
Brothers pose for a portrait at Bar Mitzvah at B'Nai Chaim in Lakewood
Fun brother Tae Kwon Do Bar Mitzvah Photo
Portrait of a young Jewish man on his sunny Colorado bar mitzvah day
Guests hand out in the parking lot of a Lakewood Colorado Bar Mitzvah Party
Hawaiian Shave Ice Food Truck at a Colorado Bar Mitzvah Party
Jewish man enjoys Hawaiian shaved ice sno cone at his son's Bar mitzvah party
Kids enjoy the sno cone Hawaiian Shave Ice Truck at outdoor Bar Mitzvah Party in Colorado
Young girl with grandpa at Bar Mitzvah in Colorado
Bar Mitzvah Boy hangs with Friends at his outdoor spring party in Colorado
Brothers get ready to play at an outdoor Bar Mitzvah party in Lakewood CO
Photo collage of kids jumping off of the Cliff Jump inflatable game at Colorado Bar Mitzvah
Lakewood Colorado Bar Mitzvah Photographer takes photos of kids jumping off the Cliff Jump Game at a Bar Mitzvah Party
Bar Mitzvah Boy Jumps off of inflatable Cliff Jump at his outdoor Colorado Bar Mitzvah Party
Portrait of a young man on the day of his Bar Mitzvah in Colorado
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Would you like to see more Bar Mitzvah Photography? Please check out Seth’s big brother Saul’s Bar Mitzvah. Or take a look at this Spring Time Bar Mitzvah that also took place at Temple B’Nai Chaim.

You can learn more about Congregation B’Nai Chaim HERE

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