Photographer for Bar & Bat Mitzvah

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  • Bar Mitzvah entertainment, photographer

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    Hello community,

    We are planning a Bar Mitzvah for my son for next year. We are looking for recent recommendations for entertainment for the kids (game rentals like air hockey, maybe some video games etc), or as well as ideas for inexpensive photographers. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!


    And Mazal Tov

    I'm highly recommending contact Jaime, she is amazing kids and children entertainment 

    fun and funny, call her 503-4217756

    Good luck


    Call Shoey Sindel 917-0659. She's great.


    Hi, My daughter is having her Bat Mitzvah in three weeks. I am going to have Norm Levin do the photography. We live in marin but I think he'd be fine traveling to the East Bay. He is like the unoffical photographer for Rodef Sholom in San Rafael. He's done lots of B'nai Mitzvahs and has the whole thing down- photos at the temple and at the party, gives you a CD with all photos. Check out his webisite for more info.

Archived Q&A and Reviews


Reasonably-priced photographer for daughter's bat mitzvah

May 2009

We are looking for a good, reasonably priced photographer to take pictures at our daughter's Bat Mitzvah. I would appreciate your referrals. bat mitzvah mom

May I recommend Jim Robinson. He and his family have been taking the photos for bar/bat mitzvahs, weddings, anniversaries, and quincineras for over 20 years. I have worked with him on projects and he makes it fun! He is doing my son's bar mitzvah on the 30th. Jim's number is 408-449-7720, but he is based in El Cerrito. Email is jimmywrobinson [at] kl

We have used Lea Delson for our past and upcoming Bat Mitzvahs. She is professional, very experienced in B'nai Mitzvot, and knows the layout of all the local synagogues and venues. She is also an actively practicing Jew, so she knows the guidelines of etiquette and what you would want in your albums. We are very satisfied with her work and it is very affordable. Check out her website: Madeline

Experienced Bat Mitzvah photographer

Jan 2008

Hello - We are looking for a Bat Mitzvah photographer for April 2008. I am interested in someone who is familiar with these events and can take both formal and candid shots throughout. I am interested in someone who is flexible around whether we decide to go with buying proofs and creating our own album or can guide us through the final production process for finished photos. Also, interested in general ideas of what this might cost! Thanks - Bat Mitzvah Parent

We used Rise Cohen-I can't find her phone number, but her email is risejcohen [at] She did a wonderful,artistic job. This was a few years ago, so I don't remember what the fee was, but it was reasonable. Highly recommended! LK Laura Turbow is an absolutely amazing photgrapher. You must talk to her and see her wonderful work. Debbie

Eliot Khuner photographed my son's Bar Mitzvah several years ago. He is Jewish and he knows how to set up shots with the Torah. He also took a great shot of my son with the sanctuary behind him. Eliot has a way of posing people and relaxing them to get natural smiles. He charges differently for ceremony, ceremony and reception, evening reception, so ask him. 510.524.3569 Stuart

Bat mitzvah photographer who charges by the hour

Sept 2007

Seeking a reasonably priced photographer who will charge by the hour and provide cd's rather than prints for a bat mitzvah. recommendations greatly appreciated. margaret

I think you should try Eliot Khuner at He photographed my son's Bar Mitzvah years ago, and he was superb. For the quality of work he does, I think his prices are reasonable. That doesn't mean he is cheap. What really touched me was that his photographs of my extended family are the best we have ever had. Rather than saying ''Smile'' or count ''1 2 3'' click, Eliot has a personable way of relaxing you so your smile comes out naturally. Another benefit is I don't think he requires you to buy prints; he can put the photos on CD rather than in a photo album. Stu S

Videographer for Bat Mitzvah

Feb 2003

Can anyone recommend someone with reliably competent skills who does not charge a king's ransom for a few hours of straightforward, nothing-fancy camera work... preferably someone who knows what a Bat Mitzvah is??? Many thanks! Sharon

I highly recommend August Productions, run by my good friend Paul Ginocchio. He is a documentarian who also shoots weddings and other events. He has professional equipment and can edit the shoot, if you like. I believe his prices are reasonable. Check him out at Tell him Jodi recommended you from the parent's network. Jodi

Feb 2002

Hello, My son is having a Bar Mitzvah in mid April and I am looking for a reasonably priced photographer. I have no idea what IS reasonable and welcome any suggestions. Thanks, Jamie

Re: Bar Mitzvah photographer: Alan Bond, 302-2130. He works at CEB as a photographer, and he might do it. (CEB = Continuing Education of the Bar (continuing education courses for lawyers) - it is a University of CA Berk extension office. Beth