Parmet Family takes part in service at the Zaban Chapel at Camp Barney Medintz.

Parmet Family takes part in service at the Zaban Chapel at Camp Barney Medintz.


Jeffrey Parmet, the son of Linda and Marc Parmet, became a Bar Mitzvah on Aug. 17th at Camp Barney Medintz.

The morning services were held in the Zaban Chapel overlooking Lake Wendy. Jeffrey followed what has become a family tradition. His brother Andrew celebrated his Bar Mitzvah at camp in 2007 and his sister Jodie celebrated hers on a beautiful August camp day in 2009.

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All three have been campers at Barney and Andrew has spent his last three summers as part of Barney’s Nature Staff. Andrew had attended Camp Barney from New Orleans prior to the family moving to Atlanta.

The Parmet family came to Atlanta after Hurricane Katrina and decided to stay. The Atlanta Jewish Community welcomed them warmly and helped make the transition less difficult.

The Parmet children attended The Epstein School and it was soon time to plan Andrew’s Bar Mitzvah. After hearing that the camp was a possibility, it was a natural choice.

Together, Camp Barney and The Epstein School embody the same values that are important to the family – the love of the outdoors, Jewish values and traditions, the Hebrew language and Israel.

Jeffrey was joined by family and friends and a bus full of his Epstein classmates and camp friends. Grandparents Dr. Larry and Claire Schulman are from Potsdam, N.Y.; Grandparents Allen and Zara Parmet are from Springfield, N. J.

Following a beautiful and musical service the guests enjoyed lunch and then changed for an afternoon of fun. Barney staff opened camp activity areas for everyone to enjoy and then held an Apache Relay Race through camp. Mazel Tov to Jeffrey!