Isaac Feldman was the star of his Bar Mitzvah on Saturday the 13th of Tishri for Shabbat Ha-azinu. His leyning of the Torah portion and handling of the Haftarah was done with consummate skill and in the most melodic voice. Both he, Harvey Kurzfield our chair and who tutored Isaac for the occasion, along with his father, Adam Feldman all conducted the special inclusive Shabbat service before the 80 people, friends, relatives and members of the KK congregation with great aplomb. The kiddush, luncheon hosted by the Feldmans, dancing by the resurrected Azoi, and speeches by all the key players of the Feldman family in this important rite of passage, made for a fantastic and moving simcha. Mazel tov, Isaac!
Schmuel ben Kevin v’hben Devorah celebrated his Bar Mitzvah on Saturday 24 October at the Sithans Centre. Over 80 members of his shul, family and friends were on hand to witness the joyous occasion. Sam’s read the maftir from the Torah passage of Lech Lecha on the 11th of Tevet using the historic Falmouth Scroll. It was the first time in over 135 years that a Bar Mitzvah boy has used this scroll. His grandfather, father, mother and uncles all participated in the services led by Kehillat Kernow Chairman, Harvey Kurzfield.
A fine Kiddush followed – with extra-ordinary challot – and then a sumptuous lunch and celebration with dancing, singing and much merry-making. Mazel Tov to Sam and Todah Rabah to Kevin and Karen and Gerry.
Have a look at the photos in the new photo album.
Zac Berger, now officially known in the family of Israel as Yitzhak ben Sha’ul, was joined by many members of the community, his family and friends for his Bar Mitzvah held on the 9th of Adar, Shabbat Zachor, the 28th of February at Shabbat services conducted by Chairman Harvey Kurzfield.
Zac read the maftir passage from Parsha Tetzaveh, the Haftarah reading and sang the blessings for both in excellent Hebrew. Members of the community and his family participated in various parts of the service. Harvey, who tutored Zac for his Bar Mitzvah presentation, was visibly pleased with how well Zac did with his readings along with proud parents, Mr and Mrs. Saul Berger, his siblings and grandmother.
A fine Kiddush provided by the family followed to celebrate Zac’s major accomplishment. Rachel Brown, KK secretary, organised and prepared the venue for the event.
Mazel Tov Yitzhak!