Eylon's bar mitzvah

One of the great benefits of coming to Israel for a year is that we're able to spend so much time with family. This year was an especially good year to come because we have so many family functions:
This past weekend was Eylon's bar mitzva. Thursday night was a party at a hall in Zichron Yaakov at 8 PM. We left our house around 6 and brought the three younger kids to Danny's house to watch a movie since they would have been exhausted at the party. Then Shira, Rivka and I went to the party. It was a nice party but nothing compared to the festivities that would follow. Friday we all lounged around for the morning until we drove up to the Hacienda hotel in Maalot for Shabbos.

The hotel was great with lots of facilities. Shira went swimming with Rivka, Leora and Yeshaya and I played mini-golf with Zvi. Shayna and Brad came in from Memphis for the bar mitzva but Aliza missed the festivities. (By the way, HAPPY 30th BIRHDAY TO ALIZA today!!) Danny is also very good friends with Ethel and they insist that they're really brothers-in-law even though technically they're not related at all. There were about 70 guests divided between Ethel's family, Eric's family and about 15 of Eylon's friends. Eric's family is very musical so the meals went on a long time with lots of zemirot. We mostly just sat around hanging out with family. Rivka played with her many cousins her age. Zvi got along really well with Ethel's son Yair (in the past he was hesitant to play with him since they couldn't communicate but his Hebrew is now pretty good) and her nephew, Oz. Leora always plays really nicely with Danny's daughter Ayala and this Shabbos was no exception. It was just a fun Shabbos all around.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

not that this is a contest. but the shmuel bar mitzva saga got 3 posts. and eylon's only got one. where's the justice?

FOSI (Fan of Suburban Int'l) said...

I long for a Suburban International Post on eytan's Bar Mitzva....

David said...

Shmuel's bar mitzva only got two posts (not three) and the only reason it was more than one was because we came home after the Thursday event. This party was too far from our house so we didn't come home to blog in the middle. Sorry.

FOSI, I feel the same way about Suburban International. Maybe we can pull her out of retirement.