Have you ever been to the San Francisco Zoo? Have you ever been there for a Bar Mitzvah?
In all my years living here in San Francisco, I've never been to the zoo at all, and it has been on my bucket list of places to visit. Lucky for me, Jennifer Paschal of Bruce Forrester Photography had me as an associate photographer on young Damon's Bar Mitzvah. Her studio is based in San Francisco, and has been providing exceptional photography to the Bay Area for the last 30 years.
The San Francisco Zoo is a pretty incredible place. There are all sorts of wild animals to educate guests of the zoo about how these creatures live in their native habitat. There are pathways with creatures around every corner. Birds, crocodiles, snakes, you name it. So here I am going on and on about the zoo and my love of animals when I almost forgot to mention the actual ceremony that was held at Congregation Sherith Israel. This place is pretty immaculate. A really stunning synagog with many a room in this multi building complex. Damon's service was just packed with all his family and friends to witness him reading from the Torah and reciting the benediction. He did a fantastic job and spent the rest of the day celebrating at the zoo grounds. Here he and is family got to have private time with the giraffes. They fed the sweet adorable creatures lettuce, carrots and anything else there were allowed to. The giraffes, really love vegetables.
Afterwards they spent some time on the boardwalk with the lemurs, and walking about where owls, llamas, snakes, and baby alligators were out for people to pet and coddle. A raging after party was held in the Leaping Lemur Cafe where the guests danced and sang late in to the night. Congratulations Damon. What a wonderful day and evening for you and your friends and family.