February 2, 2023 ()

Life Cycle Events

Life Cycle Events

Births

In the Jewish tradition, the proper greeting for the news that a baby is on the way is b’sha’ah tovah – a prayer that a healthy child be born at the proper time. The congregation shares in the joy, and the Rabbi is eager to support and assist in any way needed.

Please contact our Rabbi to help with the selection of a Hebrew name, for help and information in planning a baby naming or brit milah, and to determine if a pidyon haben (redemption of the first-born son) ceremony is necessary.

To schedule a bris or baby naming click here.

Weddings

We are thrilled to be part of this joyous life cycle event! On the Shabbat before your wedding, our Rabbi conducts a stirring and meaningful Aufruf blessing and ceremony on our bimah. To schedule an Aufruf, click here.

Our beautiful Chapel with its stunning stained-glass windows offers an exquisite setting for a wedding ceremony. Our Mercaz and Beth El auditorium can seat groups of 50 to 350 and the availability of our on-site kosher caterers makes wedding planning easy. To start planning your wedding ceremony click here.

Mourning

Our Rabbi is here to support you during this difficult time. Rabbi Lipton will meet with you and your family to begin the process of memory by reflecting on the life of your loved one, and to answer questions or concerns that arise.  Our local funeral home works closely with us to plan a service that provides comfort and support to family and friends.

Beth El Congregation provides a permanent resting place for members and their families at Rose Hill Cemetery. Funeral services can be held on-site, at graveside, or at the Gordon Memorial Home. Funeral services are offered exclusively to members in good standing.