Wordless Wednesday: My Bar Mitzvah Band Days

Paris Bar Mitzvah Band

Paris, 1988.
L’Orchestre Serge Avram

Yes, it’s true. In the late 80’s I lived in Paris and made my living as a Bar Mitzvah band singer.  I sang in Hebrew, Yiddish, French, English and Arabic.

Here’s the proof.  Not long after this photo was taken, the guys in the band (a dentist, an accountant, and IT guy…) all started wearing gold jackets with colored bow-ties and matching cummerbunds.

I got to wear what I wanted.  But there was that hair.

Long live the 80’s.


  1. MaryKay says

    WOW – who knew!!! You could have made a fortune this year given all the events that we sent our kids to – I have a whole new appreciation for you!!

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