The 40 Year Old Bat Mitzvah

Get on the Bat Mitzvah-mobile

Posted in Uncategorized by Juliet on July 27, 2013

Hop on!  It has begun.  Eva came back from a month at Jewish summer camp excited about attending some of her friends’ bat mitzvahs this year.  And sure enough, the first of this round of invitations arrived two days ago.  (Plus a verbal save the date for 14 months from now.  We love our Franklin Planners around here!)

Scott is driving Eva to West Hollywood for this one.  I’m sure it will be the first of many afternoons or evenings spent killing time in unfamiliar neighborhoods, sitting in a Starbucks or browsing in a bookstore, while the kids party on.  Or “get their party on” as Jane would say.

Speaking of Eva, and being Jewish, there were FIVE girls in her age group at camp named Eva!  Five!  She rarely ever meets other Evas.  Lots of Avas, yes, and people try to pronounce “Eva” as “Ava” all the time, but other little 11 or 12 year olds named Eva?  Not so much.  The two that she knows here in town are both Jewish so I’m guessing we’re all mining the family tree for names, Jewish-style.

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Jewish Summer Camp

Posted in Uncategorized by Juliet on July 8, 2013

Long time, no write.  Sorry!

Eva is at camp.  Shabbat is a big deal for them and the third shabbat of the four-week session is “white shabbat” when all the kids dress in white (to greet the sabbath bride.)

white shabbat 3eva white shabbat

We went up to Ojai for Yom Kehillah (Visiting Day) and Eva looked like this:

eva camp yom kehillah

Which of course made us feel a little weepy because she’s growing up so fast.  I think that day when I stand next to her and realize she’s taller than I am is going to come sooner rather than later.

We’ll have her HOME in a little over a week–yay!!!