Sam Weinstein, 96, a resident of Huntcliff Summit in Sandy Springs, finally celebrated becoming a bar mitzvah at the senior independent living facility Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, before a standing-room crowd at Huntcliff’s Shabbat minyan. The ceremony was officiated by Bob Bahr, who regularly leads the Huntcliff minyan.
Weinstein, who was raised in a home dominated by his father’s Jewish socialist beliefs, never had the opportunity as a teenager to have a bar mitzvah celebration. After his wife, Rose, died this year after 73 years of marriage, he decided to begin his study. He dedicated the ceremony to his wife’s memory.