Sam Weinstein, 96, (left) receives his bar mitzvah certificate Friday, Nov. 13, from fellow Huntcliff Summit resident Sid Kojac, who was celebrating his 102nd birthday.

Sam Weinstein, 96, (left) receives his bar mitzvah certificate Friday, Nov. 13, from fellow Huntcliff Summit resident Sid Kojac, who was celebrating his 102nd birthday.

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.