Life Cycle Events

B’nai Mitzvah

At Temple Beth Torah we strive to make the B’nai Mitzvah experience a wonderful one for the entire family. Our tutors who work with our children are all experienced and dedicated members of our Temple community. They go the extra mile to make sure every child reaches his/her potential. Rabbi Steve works with B’nai Mitzvah students on their speeches and strives to ensure that families have an excellent experience preparing for this  milestone. The B’nai Mitzvah Chairperson guides families through the process from the time a date is assigned until the day of the B’nai Mitzvah. We are inclusive of interfaith families making your child’s B’nai Mitzvah special for your entire family.

Click here to read more information about B’nai Mitzvah at Temple Beth Torah.

We look forward to working with your family during this exciting time and are excited to kvell along with you!

Bris and Baby Naming

We love new babies! Rabbi Steve is delighted to welcome new babies at the temple and/or in your home. He is happy to co-officiate with a mohel/mohelet at a bris (brit milah, ritual circumcision). Ritual Circumcisions are traditionally done on the 8th day.

Baby namings are a way for families to give baby girls an equally enthusiastic welcome to the community. Baby namings can be done any time during the first year or beyond. Many families welcome the baby at the temple during a Shabbat service.

Weddings

We are happy to work with you to host a wedding here at Temple Beth Torah. Rabbi Steve also officiates at ceremonies at other locations throughout the area.

Please contact Rabbi Steve to discuss an upcoming wedding and/or an Aufruf (pre-wedding blessing) at the temple or elsewhere.

Mourning

Funerals – The Temple Beth Torah community strives to be very supportive during times of loss. Please contact the Rabbi when one of your loved ones has passed away.  He will be available to officiate at the funeral.  Rabbi Steve is also available to lead a shiva minyan service at the house of mourning. Our Sisterhood will help with food and setting up for the shiva at your home.

Yahrzeit – At your request, you will be notified of a loved one’s Yahrzeit. We will send you a friendly email reminder.  Your loved one’s name will be announced during Shabbat services the week before the Yahrzheit date.  The congregation will comfort and support you at your time of remembrance.