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Manhattan Beach Congregation Tikvat Jacob Bat Mitzvah | Debra

Debra was called to the torah at Manhattan Beach’s Congregation Tikvat Jacob Saturday. CTJ is our local temple, and in the small world department, Debra’s cousin Sarah was our second Bat Mitzvah shoot as Graham & Graham Photography, back in 2004. CTJ is where her mom works as a teacher, and where Sam Graham, the...

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Beverly Hills Bat Mitzvah | Temple Emanuel

After several appearances on this blog, Ally’s turn at the bima was last weekend, at Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills. Here she is pictured with her pre-Bat Mitzvah portrait in the morning before the service, and having a whale of a time with the cantor and rabbi post-Haftorah, when all the kids threw candy at...

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Manhattan Beach Bat Mitzvah | Congregation Tikvat Jacob | Marisa

A year ago, we met Joey at Congregation Tikvat Jacob to document his Manhattan Beach Bar Mitzvah. Twelve months later, it was sister Marisa’s turn. That’s the entire family up on the CTJ bima. We began the day by taking Marisa outside, for a portrait near the CTJ sign, and then returned to the sanctuary,...

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