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Photography & Videography

  • Photography and Videography are allowed during lifecycle events from the back and sides of sanctuary, no flash or augmented lighting set up is permitted during the service.
  • Photographers and videographers must be approved vendors, must have a valid certificate of insurance and share their vaccination information or a negative test taken within 24 hours of working on the premises.
  • Any photography that disrupts the service, at the sole discretion of the rabbis and/or security personnel, will be stopped and may result in photographer losing vendor approval.

Scheduled Photographs

  • Time for photographs must be scheduled in advance, in coordination with all of your other Bet Mitzvah appointments. Dana Poncher, our Bet Mitzvah Coordinator, will make all of these arrangements with you at the appropriate time.
  • Times immediately before or after a Bet Mitzvah service or rehearsal are not automatic and may not be available.
  • All photography must stop 30 minutes prior to the start of a Bet Mitzvah service.
  • If you want one of the rabbis, cantor, or other professionals present for your photographs, you must schedule in advance.


  • Bet Mitzvah services may be video recorded, by either Am Shalom or a privately hired videographer.
  • Am Shalom does not guarantee service videos. At present we do our best to share video from your service, however due to unforeseen circumstances, space limitations and technology/internet interruptions the complimentary video cannot be guaranteed.
  • Augmented lighting is not allowed.
  • Stationary video may ONLY be taken from the BACK of the Sanctuary.
  • Am Shalom reserves the right to stop private videographers if they are not in compliance with these policies, or if, in the sole discretion of clergy or security personnel, they are causing disruption to the service.
Tue, June 18 2024 12 Sivan 5784