Mendel Tiechtel, 3, Lawrence, waits patiently while his hair is cut by friends and family at his upshernish ceremony.
Guests at Mendel Tiechtel’s upshernish ceremony eat and chat before the start of the hair-cutting ceremony at Chabad Jewish Center, 1203 W. 19th St.
Mendel Tiechtel, 3, plays at the table on the day of his upshernish ceremony. In addition to his haircut, he would recite a few words of Hebrew and lines from the Torah.
Rabbi Zalman Tiechtel holds his son Mendel, 3, on the day of Mendel's upshernish ceremony.