Pictured above: Asher Kaye became a bar mitzvah at Gindling Hilltop Camp.
Asher Kaye, son of Denise and Eric Kaye, celebrated a destination bar mitzvah at Wilshire Boulevard Temple Camps in Malibu, CA. “Camp has been such an instrumental part of Asher’s life, and he has made a home away from home at Gindling Hilltop Camp, so it was only fitting for him to have a camp-style bar mitzvah at his second home,” says Denise.
The family started the weekend with a Shabbat dinner hosted by Asher’s loving grandparents Linda and Stan Burech, and Julia and Harvey Kaye.
They spent the night in the accommodations at Camp Hess Kramer and the next morning headed up to Gindling Hilltop Camp where they witnessed Asher become a bar mitzvah with both his aunts, Rabbi Erica Burech and Cantorial Soloist Emily Kaye officiating the service.
Afterward, the group had brunch followed by camp activities such as Gindling Hilltop’s famous ropes course overlooking the ocean, arts and crafts, and gaga ball. There was time also to enjoy the beach and hiking, and that evening they danced the night away celebrating Asher’s accomplishments. The festivities ended around a campfire, roasting marshmallows and singing songs. It was a magical weekend for all involved – especially Asher!