My good friend Sarah Newman blogged over at TakePart about my daughter’s bat mitzvah at the Shtibl Minyan this past summer. As Sarah writes:

What also makes this bat mitzvah so special is that the sustainable practices they chose to incorporate into Shachar’s bat mitzvah can be used for any type of event. And, the greatest lesson that came of their planning is that it involved, engaged and helped to build an already thriving little community in the heart of the Los Angeles megalopolis. The family didn’t do this on their own; all members of their tiny synagogue (myself included) pitched in.

Indy minyan plus eco- and social-justice friendly bat mitzvah with amazing desserts.
(Why isn’t that a category on any of the surveys?!)
The whole story is here.