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Birth and Naming Rituals


We celebrate the arrival of the youngest members of our community by bringing them into the covenant of Abraham through the ritual of b’rit milah and brit bat. We will work with you to make these moments significant and meaningful, tailoring the Jewish ceremony to suit your family’s needs. Click here to learn more.



Bar/Bat Mitzvahs

Bnai Mitzvah KallahThe passage of a young person from the status of child to Jewish adult is celebrated with the Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony and occurs on a Shabbat close to the child’s 13th birthday. In Reform Judaism, we mark this time as a blessed and celebratory event. On the occasion of one’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah, the student takes great pride in leading parts of the Shabbat service, being called to and reading from the Torah, and chanting the Haftarah portion. Click here to learn more.


Conversion to Judaism is a significant act of personal religious commitment, and those who are considering becoming Jewish are encouraged to meet with one of our rabbis to learn more about the process. Click here to set an appointment!


Inna Wedding2Kiddushin is the Hebrew word for “marriage.” It comes from the same root as kodesh, which means “holy.” At Congregation Shalom we celebrate the formation of Jewish families through the traditions of our people and hope to assist you in making your ceremony unique and special. We know that Jewish families today come in many different forms. We encourage engaged couples to speak directly with one of our clergy in order to prepare for the ceremony and the marriage. Click here to learn more.  Click here to set an appointment!

Death and Mourning
When death is imminent, families and friends need comfort, support, care, and guidance, which our congregational community can provide. With the passing of a loved one, many arrangements need to be made and our staff is here to assist you. Personal rabbinic guidance and written materials are available to help families organize and prepare. Click here to learn more.

Fri, May 24 2024 16 Iyar 5784