The Torah commands us to circumcise our newborn sons on the eight day of their new lives. This powerful ceremony celebrates new life, and also brings our sons into Judaism’s sacred covenant.
Baby Naming/Simchat Bat
We celebrate the great blessing of a newborn daughter with a ceremony that brings her into the covenant, and confers upon her a Hebrew name. We can help you think through and design this ceremony, which can take place either at home, or at the temple, on a Shabbat, or any day the Torah is read.
Bar/Bat Mitzvah students are moving from childhood to adulthood, from learning to be responsible to being responsible. As son or daughter of the commandments, you commit yourself to be proud membership in our ancient people.
Our tradition offers several powerful end of life rituals – Levayah (funeral procession), Hesped (eulogy), Kevurah (burial) and Shivah (seven days of mourning). Rabbi Powers and Para rabbinic Jo Ann Howard will instruct you on these and other rituals. We can also perform the funeral ceremony, and help you understand and implement other meaningful Jewish mourning practices.
SPONSORING A KIDDUSH OR ONEG
Whether you are interested in sponsoring a basic Kiddush or Oneg, our staff can assist you with all the preparations! Please contact us for more information!