Raleigh Mitzvah Photographer - Temple Beth Or - Noah's Blue-Themed Mitzvah

 The Mitzvah boy is enjoying his portrait session at Temple Beth Or in Raleigh.

THE PEOPLE

This past Saturday, on January 27th, I had the pleasure of meeting Noah and his wonderful family! I learned right away that Noah was super special... he "GQ" posed for me in all his pictures, he never once complained about having to stay up on the bema for more family pictures,  and doted over his almost three-year-old brother, Max. Noah greeted everyone who came in with a hug and a smile and was so easy going the entire time! It was super apparent that he made an excellent son, brother, cousin, friend, and everything else you can throw at him! 

THE EVENT

Noah's Bar Mitzvah, held at Temple Beth Or in Raleigh, was tinged blue and was PERFECT all around! During the ceremony, Noah's tallis was a beautiful gray and blue color, while his kippah was also a navy blue with his day details engraved inside. He drank wine from his Great-Grandfather's kiddush cup and read the Torah from a golden feathered yad, given to him by his parents. The party itself also had amazing details, such as a candy bar, blue and silver balloons from Balloon Krazy that spelled out "Noah", a customized logo, an ice cream station, and a canvas for everyone to sign. Ryan Pflum, DJ and owner of SPIN, did an amazing job as emcee, while playing games, spinning tunes, taking requests, and keeping the party going! The food, catered by Catering by Brenda, was filled with mac and cheese, pasta, meat, salad, cannolis, and a whole bunch more awesomeness. 

 

 Noah poses at the bema in front of the ark at Temple Beth Or in Raleigh before he becomes bar mitzvah.

THE YAY!!!

Noah... I know your class, your teachers, your rabbis, and especially your family are all SO STINKING PROUD OF YOU! Congrats to you on becoming mar mitzvah, you have worked tremendously hard to get where you are! I look forward to seeing you and the rest of your class again at the next one! Till next time... stay classy, my friend.

 The bar mitzvah boy poses before his ceremony in Raleigh.
 The bar mitzvah boy poses in front of the ark with his younger brother at Temple Beth Or in Raleigh.
 The cousins pose for a picture on the pew before the bar mitzvah ceremony at Temple Beth Or in Raleigh.
 The family poses with their bar mitzvah boy in the sanctuary at Temple Beth Or in Raleigh.
 The family poses with their bar mitzvah boy at the ark at Temple Beth Or in Raleigh.
 Noah's father is really proud of him becoming bar mitzvah at Temple Beth Or in Raleigh.
 Noah's Mom gives him a hug before his bar mitzvah ceremony at Temple Beth Or in Raleigh.
 Noah's Family celebrates together on the bema before he becomes bar mitzvah!
 Noah's Family celebrates together on the bema before he becomes bar mitzvah at Temple Beth Or!
 Noah's younger brother tries to give his Mom a kiss on the cheek while posing on the bema for bar mitzvah pictures at Temple Beth Or.
 The challah bread and the wine in their kiddush cups are all placed and ready for the bar mitzvah ceremony at Temple Beth Or in Raleigh.
 Noah uses his yad to practice his Torah portion before he becomes bar mitzvah in Raleigh.
 Noah proudly displays his gold feathered yad his parents gave him for becoming bar mitzvah. 
 Noah's kiddush cup he used during his bar mitzvah celebration was also used by his great-grandfather.
 Noah has navy blue kippahs to wear that were inscribed with his name, bar mitzvah ceremony date, and Temple Beth Or.
 A man waits patiently in the sanctuary at Temple Beth Or while waiting for the bar mitzvah ceremony to begin.
 Noah, Rabbi Citrin, and his family walk down to the stairs on the way into his bar mitzvah ceremony at Temple Beth Or in Raleigh.
 Blue and silver balloons make a stunning centerpiece at the celebration for Noah becoming bar mitzvah at Temple Beth Or.
 Blue and silver balloons that spell out Noah's name adorn the back of the celebration space at Temple Beth Or.
 carnival pops and licorice shoelaces adorn the candy table for Noah's bar mitzvah reception.
 Noah's candy table at his bar mitzvah reception at Temple Beth Or had licorice, chocolate, and all sorts of blue candy.
 Raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries adorn the table with orange juice, pineapple juice, and mango juice to create mocktails for the kids celebrating Noah's bar mitzvah at Temple Beth Or.
 challah bread sits in the middle of different salads.
 Balloons and suitcases, adorned with a blue banner, are a perfect place for guests to place gifts and cards for the bar mitzvah boy.
 Noah makes his grand entrance into his bar mitzvah reception at Temple Beth Or in Raleigh.
 Noah and his family pose for a picture during the candle ceremony at his mitzvah reception at Temple Beth Or.
 Noah blows out all of his candles after the candle ceremony at his mitzvah reception at Temple Beth Or.
 Guests pose for a picture during the bar mitzvah reception at Temple Beth Or in Raleigh.
 Guests watch the screen and laugh at an old picture of Noah during the bar mitzvah reception at Temple Beth Or in Raleigh.
 Noah plays a balloon game during the bar mitzvah reception at Temple Beth Or in Raleigh.
 Noah tries to pop someone else's balloon during a bar mitzvah game at Temple Beth Or in Raleigh.
 Noah is up high on his chair during the hora part of the bar mitzvah celebration.
 Noah is a little nervous being up so high during the hora at his mitzvah celebration at Temple Beth Or.
 Mom and Dad dance after the hora during the bar mitzvah reception at Temple Beth Or in Raleigh.
 Neighbors of the mitzvah boy pose for a picture during the reception at Temple Beth Or in Raleigh.
 Guests dance during the bar mitzvah reception at Temple Beth Or in Raleigh.
 Kids are having a great time during the bar mitzvah reception at Temple Beth Or in Raleigh.
 Friends pose for a group picture during the bar mitzvah reception at Temple Beth Or in Raleigh.
 Girls dance together in a circle during the bar mitzvah reception at Temple Beth Or in Raleigh.
 A girl drizzles hot fudge sauce on her ice cream at the mitzvah reception in Raleigh.
 Noah poses with a friend during his bar mitzvah reception at Temple Beth Or in Raleigh.
 Family and friends dance down low during the bar mitzvah reception at Temple Beth Or in Raleigh.
 The four year old decided to take his shirt off and proudly show his belly button to the camera at the mitzvah reception.
 A boy takes a picture of me while I take a picture of him during the mitzvah celebration at Temple Beth Or.
 Noah and his guests dance to current songs during the bar mitzvah reception at Temple Beth Or in Raleigh.
 One of the guests poses for the camera as he dances during the mitzvah reception at Temple Beth Or.
 A girl spins around while dancing during the mitzvah reception at Temple Beth Or in Raleigh.
 The family dances and has a great time during the bar mitzvah reception at Temple Beth Or in Raleigh.