The Stephen S. Wise Temple is a wonderful location to celebrate bar mitzvahs or bat mitzvahs. The cantors and rabbis are all caring and wise, taking time to help every family and child as they celebrate this important milestone. Capturing the smile of a child as they make the transition to adulthood is a joy of ours. Those in-between moments when a child is interacting with his parents during his or her reading of the Torah are so special. We love that the Stephen S. Wise Temple is so accommodating to photographers, giving us designated spots to shoot from and ensuring that the lighting on the bimah is bright enough to ensure full fidelity, even without flash. This temple also boasts a beautifully lit and lovely building where after-service luncheons can take place.Bar Mitzvah (4), Photographer (6), Stephen S. Wise.