(e-mail)
Dear Cantor Risa,
This is overdue but it's my first moment I have to write to you since
the Bar Mitzvah (and it's 4:45 AM). My family wants to thank you so much
for the incredible ceremony last Saturday. Jonathan was brilliant, and so
were you.
Despite his learning challenges, he was able to overcome and succeed. He
executed his parts with confidence and aplomb. The peoples' compliments
were testimony to that.
In addition, I can't tell you how many people praised your service - the
prayer book, your singing, your "hamish" service. They loved you. I have
no reservations recommending you to anyone in need of Hebrew services. Somehow
when I first spoke to you on the phone, then met you, I knew you would
provide an outstanding education for Jonathan and the Bar Mitzvah would be a
success.

Fondly,

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