17 Jun '13, 1pm
Bar None: Photos & Highlights from the Ari Goldberger Family's Celebration of Life: #domains
Those in the sanctuary included several survivors of the holocaust (including Ari's own family members whom he eloquently discussed in a 2006 DNJournal Cover Story ). In the most emotional part of the bar mitzvah ceremony Josh's grandparents passed the Torah Scroll to Josh's parents, Ari and Sharon, who in turn passe it on to Josh. The rabbi described what it meant to see survivors from a generation that saw millions of their people exterminated there now to see their heritage and traditions passed on to their children and their children's children who have a bright and unlimited future ahead of them. This night when young Josh officially became a man was night to celebrate life - and the celebration that followed had all of the joy (and more) that you could imagine would accompany such a meaningful occasion.