Some Videos and Panoramas

From the Bar Mitzvah can be found here.


Sam Travers: Up Until Now

We showed this video at the party in order to fulfill the ancient Jewish tradition of parents embarrassing their children:

The Many Faces of Sam

Click for larger view.


Saturday 4:00 p.m.
Bar Mitzvah service followed by kiddush, dinner, party!
at Or Shalom, San Francisco

Sunday 11:30 a.m.
Brunch for out of town family
at the Moonraker Restaurant inside the Best Western Lighthouse Inn, Pacifica

Locations and map


Linda’s cell: (415) 902-6072

Mike’s cell: (650) 219-1876

Mike & Linda home: (650) 355-1087

Hotel Information

Unfortunately hotel rates in San Francisco the weekend of the Bar Mitzvah are sky high, so we recommend you stay close to us in Pacifica. We were able to get a group rate at the Lighthouse Best Western Plus. The hotel is in a beautiful location right next to the ocean at Rockaway Beach [map]. Room rates are listed below. I recommend the “suites” for two or more people per room. They’re not really suites, but large rooms and the prices vary depending on the views. When you call say you are with the Sam Travers bar mitzvah party. Rates are good until September 20th.

Fireplace Jr. Suite: $177.00 per night

Ocean Skyline Jr. Suite: $177.00 per night

Courtyard Jr. Suite:  $160.00 per night. 

Your special room rates for the above dates are as follows:



Courtyard View

$152.00 plus tax per night

10/18, 10/19 & 10/20

Ocean Skyline View

$160.00 plus tax per night

10/18, 10/19 & 10/20

Cove View

$177.00 plus tax per night

10/18, 10/19 & 10/20

Beach Front Jr. Suite

$245.00 plus tax per night

10/18, 10/19 & 10/20

The per night group rate is based on double occupancy and there is an additional charge of $10.00 for third or fourth adult. Saturday October 20th, 2012 is a two night minimum. A maximum of 5 rooms may be booked for Saturday night only!

Please inform your attendees to call the hotel directly at 650-355-6300 and identify themselves as participants of the Sam Travers Bar Mitzvah group to ensure the special rates quoted above.

The cutoff date for this special group rate is September 20th, 2012. After this time The Lighthouse Hotel cannot guarantee availability, but will make every effort to accommodate late requests.

Another alternative in Pacifica is the Holiday Inn Express in Rockaway Beach,where our visitors have always stayed in the past. I couldn’t get a reasonable group rate and everything is done through the main office. The number is 1 800 315 2621 but you might be better off using an online service instead like Expedia,, etc.

Map of Important Locations

Or Shalom Jewish Community
1250 Quintara Street
San Francisco, CA 94116
(415) 242-9992

The Travers/Hershenson Estate
582 Canyon Dr
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-1087

Best Western Lighthouse Hotel and Moonraker Restaurant
105 Rockaway Beach Avenue
Pacifica, CA 94044
Toll-Free: (800) 832-4777
(650) 355-6300