The 40 Year Old Bat Mitzvah

Weekend in Pictures: The Goods

Posted in Uncategorized by Juliet on December 20, 2010

Each of us was presented with a siddur (prayerbook) personalized with our name and the B’nai Mitzvah date:

Belinda Singer was a member of our B’nai Mitzvah class for several months, before her life got really crazy busy and she had to stop. She teaches the 7th graders and one of her duties for the kids’ B’nai Mitzvahs is to present them with “brown bags” — small gifts personal to each student reflecting something about them. For us, Belinda handmade these amazing slate wall hangings engraved with the Shema:

As a kiddush cup, I use a sherry glass from a set that belonged to my great-grandma, Grandma Eva. She bought these one at a time with green stamps. They aren’t “valuable” but they are precious to me.

I think of “depression glass” as being green, but I believe this cranberry colored style of glass was also popular at the same time. (Grandma Eva’s are from 1920s LA.) Here is a display of similar glass at the Gibson Girl ice cream parlor on Main Street at Disneyland:

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