Sweet memories of an island Bar Mitzvah

     Dear Rabbi Moch:
     We have recently returned to Baltimore from having our son Blake's Bar Mitzvah at your Synagogue. We wanted to let you know how pleased we were with everything you and the Synagogue did for us. Your staff was most helpful when we were planning the Bar Mitzvah and things went very smoothly when we were there.
     Most importantly, however, was how you made us feel when we met you. From the moment we stepped into the Synagogue for our rehearsal, you made us feel welcome and put us at ease. Our son connected to you right away and we are sure that this was a major factor in his success. You accepted the ideas and directions we had from Blake's tutor as well as our personal suggestions.
     Our friends and family commented on how amazing the service was and how much they enjoyed the information you gave about the history of the Synagogue. Using the unique torah was something very special. Thank you for making that available.
     Blake's Bar Mitzvah service was like no other we have ever experienced. It was personal, intimate, welcoming and relaxed. The feeling we left with is something that we have never experienced at any service we have ever been to -- it was quite poignant. The service was something that will not be forgotten anytime soon.
     Thank you again for everything. Best of health to you and your family in beautiful St. Thomas.
     Tami, Keith, Callie and Blake Askenas
     Reisterstown, MD