Sophie becomes a bat mitzvah!

Sophie became a bat mitzvah on June 24, 2017, at Temple Concord in Binghamton, N.Y. Here are a few highlights of the Shabbat service that she led with help from Rabbi Barbara Goldman-Wartell and cantorial soloist Joshua Wallenstein:

Torah service:

Sophie’s speech, reflecting on that week’s portion, Korach:

Eric’s speech, honoring Sophie’s accomplishments and talking about why we think she is going to make a difference in the world:


Sophie’s bat mitzvah montage

It was a tough job, but we finally culled the best photos from Sophie’s first 13 years for this montage, which we showed during the party following the Shabbat service where she became a bat mitzvah. Enjoy!