Life Cycle Events
We are an extended family and—like any family—we are excited to be part of the major milestones in our members’ lives. At every stage of life, our clergy are available. We are happy to work with you to make your life cycle events significant, memorable, and customized to your family. If you have a question about a life cycle or would like our clergy to guide you through such a milestone, please contact us.
Birth Rituals — B’rit Milah (Circumcision) and Baby Naming
- One-on-one time with the clergy working on mastery of the liturgy, Torah and Haftarah portions, and the bar/bat mitzvah speech
- The opportunity to complete a Six Points Project—our new model for b'nei mitzvah projects that combines social justice with learning and Jewish identity with creative expression
- Family education series: Upcoming b'nei mitzvah students will attend a family education series held on Saturdays for b’nei mitzvah students and their families, led by the clergy. In these sessions, we will focus on what it means to become bar or bat mitzvah and the structure and meaning of the Shabbat morning service
A wedding is a momentous occasion, both as a milestone in a couple’s life and in terms of the coordination necessary for such a celebration. We want to help make each wedding ceremony comfortable and authentic for our diverse couples and their families. We encourage couples to contact us as soon as they can to either reserve space or make sure the clergy’s calendar is free. There are many rituals connected to a Jewish wedding, and thus many decisions for each couple, in consultation with clergy, to make about the ceremony, and we look forward to helping with all those decisions.
Death and Funerals
Our staff is delighted to help plan your event at the synagogue. For more information please contact our Operations Director Bet Dolo or call our office at 773.924.1234.