Life Cycle Events

Brit Milah

The Torah commands us to circumcise our newborn sons on the eighth day of their new lives. This powerful ceremony celebrates new life, and also brings our sons into Judaism’s sacred covenant. Rabbi Michelson can put you in touch with a Mohel (ritual circumciser),help the parents understand the ceremony, and co-officiate, along with the Mohel.

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.  Rabbi Michelson can help you think through and design this ceremony, which can take place either at home, or at the synagogue, on a Shabbat, or any day the Torah is read (Monday, Thursday, Festivals, Rosh Chodesh).

Bar/Bat Mitzvah

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. 

Wedding

Rabbi Michelson can help you prepare for this wonderful, joyous occasion, by teaching bride and groom the meaning of the ceremony, from Ketubah (marriage document), to Kiddushin (Engagement) to Huppah (Marriage Canopy) to Nissuin (marriage ceremony) to breaking the glass.  We also counsel you, offering Jewish wisdom in preparation for a life dedicated to love and companionship.  We also work with you in designing the ceremony, providing our knowledge and experience.

Funeral

Our tradition offers several powerful end of life rituals – Kriah (tearing of a garment), Levayah (funeral procession), Hesped (eulogy), Kevurah (burial) and Shivah (seven days of mourning). Rabbi Michelson 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 an Oneg Shabbat

lf you have a special event you'd like to celebrate or you'd just like to share some social time with your Temple community by sponsoring an Oneg, please contact the Sisterhood Oneg Shabbat Coordinator.

Upcoming B'nei Mitzvah

28Oct
10.28.2017 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Sophia Horowitz Bat Mitzvah
11Nov
11.11.2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sam Brown Bar Mitzvah
24Mar
03.24.2018 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Maxwell Wartluft Bar Mitzvah
21Apr
04.21.2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Aspen Weizer Bat Mitzvah
28Apr
04.28.2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Ruby Nemeroff Bat Mitzvah