Many attended the celebration of Brandon Kaplan becoming a Bar Mitzvah because of the respect for the efforts and influence of the Kaplan family. Many were also curious as to how this ceremony could be done because Brandon is so different from other kids. His special needs are significant. The service and ceremony were so wonderful, but most important, it demonstrated the love that this family has for this very special child. It was such a pleasure to see the Kaplan family experience the same joy of their son becoming a Bar Mitzvah as I did with my boys. Everyone’s efforts should be congratulated, but most important is that everyone present on Saturday should continue to enjoy the happiness that was created that day.