Bill and Steph and many other relatives and friends visited Josie and her family in Owatonna and Rochester for Josie's Bat Mitzvah, July 2011
June 30: the clan assembles for a typical Minnesota meal.
Josie opening presents — Josie, Isabelle, and Bruce — At a favorite restaurant — Ditto — Jen and Russ — Russ and Kathy Quick — Josie and Grandpa Bill wearing each other's eyeglasses
July 1: Friday evening supper then services. Josie led the services.
Faye and Bob came from Idaho — Two from South Dakota: Kenny (Russ's dad) and Kathy (Bill's sister) — the kippah (outside) — (inside) — Josie and Dorothea from LA — Food line. — Steph and Kathy — Jacquie and friend — Jen and giggles — Josie, Kenny and Janet Schwartz (Elena's mom)
July 2: Saturday morning, before the services.
Getting things organized — Ready — Desserts — Mazel Tov! — Napkin arranging — Russ looks happy — The rabbi and Josie
July 2: Saturday morning services. Josie led the services; her parents presented her with a tallit; Josie read from the Torah.
Rabbi explaining the tallit — Putting it on — Ditto — Singing — Elena was one of lots of photographers. — During the service — Josie carried the Torah — Ditto — Reading from the Torah — More reading — Josie leading the service — Russ, Jen, and Josie during or after the service
July 2: Saturday morning after the service
Faye, Josie, Jen, Jacquie — Bob, [obscured], Kathy, Dorothea, Kenny — Dorothea, Josie, Jen — Josie and Elena
July 2: Saturday evening: party time!
the stained glass "windows" — Josie and 3 friends — waiting for things to start — Horah — Limbo — Shout! — Russ is even happier! — Josie is shouting — Josie leading the congo line — Russ is even more happier!
Several of the original very big pictures (warning: may take a while to download!):
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. . . posted July 3, 2011