Westchester Manor Bar Mitzvah | Cole

This Westchester Manor Bar Mitzvah was a truly special and fun event to photograph.

First of all, I have known this family for many years,  as they live nearby. Cole’s sister Nina’s Bat Mizvah was one the the first I photographed after opening the studio, and it is a great feeling and huge compliment when families choose to hire me as their photographer again.

Cole had his Bar Mitzvah ceremony and party at Westchester Manor in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. I believe this was one of the first events since their huge renovation, and everything looked fantastic. The ceremony took place in Westchester Manor’s large upstairs ballroom. I love being able to photograph a Bar Mitzvah ceremony, as it is quite a rare treat and usually not possible when the ceremony takes place in a temple. After the ceremony, there was a cocktail hour in the ground floor ballroom. Then, back up to the main space for the party, dinner, and dancing.

Of course, a Bar Mitzvah party needs a great DJ to get the kids & adults out onto the dance floor. Travesties Entertainment did a fantastic job, as always.

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Cole looking spiffy in his bow tie before his Westchester Manor Bar Mitzvah

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Bar Mitzvah family photo- group hug!

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reading the Torah during the Bar Mitzvah ceremony

carrying the torah

bar mitzvah party glasses

Bar Mitzvah party glasses

bar mitzvah boy with his mom

The Bar Mitzvah boy dancing with his mother

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Candle lighting with his grandmother

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Rabbi: Ezra Weinberg

Venue: Westchester Manor

DJ: Travesties Entertainment