LIFECYCLES

Weddings
The rabbi is available to officiate at weddings. The couple may be called to the bima for blessing on the Shabbat preceding the wedding.

Naming of Children
Newborn boys are named at the Brit Milah (Covenant of Circumcision) ceremony. Newborn daughters are named in a Brit Bat (Daughter of the Covenant) ceremony in the home or during a Shabbat service.

Bar/Bat Mitzvah
Boys and girls who are committed to a path of Judaic and Hebrew studies are called to the Torah at age 13 as they help lead our congregation in prayer. The ceremony marks their growth and responsibility and joyfully welcomes them as young adult members of our community. We periodically offer adult B’nai Mitzvah classes.

Conversion
We welcome Jews by choice. The rabbi is available to discuss the components of conversion and path of study.

Funerals
The community is here to support its members during times of loss. The sanctuary is available for funeral services.

Yizkor Services
Public memorial services are held in our congregation on Yom Kippur afternoon and at the morning service on the seventh day of Pesach.

Yahrzeits
Any member of the congregation may request that the name of a deceased family member be mentioned in connection with the recitation of the Kaddish prayer at Shabbat services.

With respect to questions about weddings, baby namings, Brit Milah ceremonies, Bar or Bat Mitzvah, funerals, unveilings, and the conversion process, please contact Interim Senior Rabbi Jim Simon, at 918-392-8489.