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Ella’s Bat Mitzvah

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Ella became a Bat Mitzvah last month and it was a joyous celebration for her family and friends. She chanted her Torah portion beautifully in service held at Ohavi Zedek Synagogue and then, that evening, it was time to party!

karen pike photography Vermont bar mitzvah photographer bat mitzvah

karen pike photography Vermont bar mitzvah photographer bat mitzvah

karen pike photography Vermont bar mitzvah photographer bat mitzvah

The reception was held at the Courtyad Marriot in Burlington and the room was magical, complete with a huge candy bar, photo booth and hundreds of balloons.

karen pike photography Vermont bar mitzvah photographer bat mitzvah

karen pike photography Vermont bar mitzvah photographer bat mitzvah

The evening was all about dancing and DJ Shannon Bushey kept the groove going all night, from the traditional Hora to line dances to the latest hiphop. The dance floor was never empty!

karen pike photography Vermont bar mitzvah photographer bat mitzvah

karen pike photography Vermont bar mitzvah photographer bat mitzvah

karen pike photography Vermont bar mitzvah photographer bat mitzvah

There was also plenty of time for fun games and, of course, the PHOTO BOOTH!!

karen pike photography Vermont bar mitzvah photographer bat mitzvah

karen pike photography Vermont bar mitzvah photographer bat mitzvah

It was a night to celebrate ELLA, and she loved every minute of it!

karen pike photography Vermont bar mitzvah photographer bat mitzvah

Ella took time to thank all those in her life who she loves and the candle lighting ceremony recognized her parents, brother, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. It was really lovely.

karen pike photography Vermont bar mitzvah photographer bat mitzvah

At the end of the night, Ella took with her many wonderful memories– and all of the extra candy from the candy bar!!! Yum…

karen pike photography Vermont bar mitzvah photographer bat mitzvah

Heres a fun slideshow recapping Ella’s memorable day!

If you’d like to see all of the pictures from Ella’s Bat Mitzvah celebration, please click HERE (but you’ll need get the secret password from the family!)

karen pike photography Vermont bar mitzvah photographer bat mitzvah