Over the years, I’ve been to a lot of bar and bat mitzvahs’, but Saturday’s was unique. Blogger Leah in Chicago, who learned Hebrew in her adult years, converted to Judaism this weekend – in the same building Seth goes to preschool.
Leah did an impressive job, going through the ceremony in a clear confidant voice, unlike most 13-year-olds who usually rip through the Torah in a cracking, light-speed whisper. (Not that I’ve ever understood a word, but I’ve become a connoisseur of Hebrew that sounds good.)
We sat at the back of the sanctuary with twin sister Rayne, who is also a blogger and mommy. By the way, she graduates from law school later this year.
After the ceremony, Seth confidently was showing Rayne’s son Henry around the room before they transitioned to running around the place in circles. They seemed to get along well, until I had to yell at Seth to stop tickling Henry. (What Seth calls tickling, most human beings would take as being stabbed in the neck with fingers.)
Hopefully, the kids will get a chance to meet up again. It was nice meeting Henry, Rayne and the sisters’ mom.
And of course, congratulations Leah.