Big Bazaar

Israel | Ben Shemen Forest | 200 Guests | Bar Mitzvah

A festival of flavors best describes this souk inspired bar - mitzvah celebration. Nestled in a cozy corner of the woods right outside of Jerusalem, this event stimulated every sense. Stressed wood carts held the plethora of spices, vegetables, flowers, and props, as the family feasted and rejoiced under the twinkling garlands. Instead of a traditional candle lighting ceremony, each family was invited to plant a tree, and make a wish.

Photography by Ran Bergman