Brit Milah and Baby Naming
These ceremonies celebrate the joy of a family when welcoming a new baby into their lives as well as our communal joy as they are welcomed into the “family” of the Jewish people.
Bar and Bat Mitzvah
The goal of Jewish learning is to make us better human beings whose lives are filled with purpose and holiness and meaning. Becoming a bar/bat mitzvah is an important event in the life of a young person, his or her family, and their congregation. At the age of twelve or thirteen, the bar or bat mitzvah celebrates the journey into Jewish adulthood, in which the young person begins to take responsibility for his or her Jewish identity.
If you are interested in conversion, we invite you to learn and pray with us at Temple Beth Ora as you begin your Jewish journey.
The joy of two individuals uniting in marriage is both an intimate and a communal one, filled with both celebration and meaningful ritual. Weddings partake of Jewish culture, calling on the timeless symbols and words that turn two loving individuals into a family.
Funeral & Unveiling
Funerals provide survivors the opportunity to say goodbye, beginning the grieving process. They pay tribute to the end of a life with beauty, dignity, and respect, and in so doing they honor life itself.
Within the first year after the passing of a loved one, mourners gather at the grave to dedicate a memorial. This simple ceremony is called an “unveiling.” There are a variety of specific customs that revolve around the gravesite to honor the person who is now deceased.