This year, the Jewish High Holidays looked a little bit different in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. I was called by my friends at Temple Israel of Boston to come document their virtual Yom Kippur services, held to an audience of many online but to an empty sanctuary on site. It was super interesting to be a fly on the wall to document this process. Here is a gallery of some features from the two day shoot.
This is a video piece shot, edited, and produced for Temple Israel of Boston to promote their annual Stepping Out Gala. This year, the gala honored it’s past, present, and future and celebrated the Temple’s 165th year. This video was played during the event and features interviews by prominent members of the Temple Israel community.
Above is a gallery of photos shot for Temple Israel of Boston during their Martin Luther King Jr. Shabbat Tzedek services last week. The evening featured an appearance by guest speaker, Chaplain Clementina M. Chéry.
You never know where your shooting will take you. This was a different kind of assignment from the majority of ones I do, but I really enjoyed shooting for Temple Israel in Boston at their Shabbat services last week.
The Temple’s public relations team asked me to shoot some staged portraits of one of the Rabbis, Rabbi Elaine Zecher, and to provide some general coverage of their Qabbalat Shabbat services. This was a delicate act, as technically one isn’t allowed to shoot photos during services. They made an exception this one time, so I tiptoed around and made use of my camera’s quiet shutter mode.
Here are a few portraits and candids from the evening. A big thanks to fellow Boston photographer Elan Kawesch for referring me for this job!