Sonja's Inwood Bat Mitzvah / by Walls Trimble

On one of the final warm days of summer, Sonja’s family and friends gathered at Inwood’s La Marina for her bat mitzvah. La Marina sits on the Hudson River, and there’s something so magical about performing a ritual this close to nature. After a sunset service (in which all of the cousins sang together - cue my heart melting), we moved inside for dinner, candle lighting and dancing. I love seeing how families come together for these events, mixing generations and passing down wisdom. Mazel tov, Sonja! Very grateful to have been a part of this day.