I’ve known Ruby since she was about 4 years old. She is the one who at age 7, held my son’s hand as he got on the school bus for his first day of kindergarten. So to see her grow into this amazing young woman has meant the world to me. She’s got a big personality, a beaming and contagious smile, and a huge heart. Her Bat Mitzvah was at the Boulder JCC, which is a gorgeous new facility. Her rabbi was Rabbi Jamie Korngold, of the Adventure Rabbi, an organization that takes services outside, on the mountain. Ruby learned Hebrew and made an entirely new set of close friends while backpacking with the other students. Rabbi Jamie also held part of Ruby’s Bat Mitzvah outside, which was pretty incredible. Thank you Ruby for letting me capture this special day for you.