Yom Shabbat, 4 Shevat 5778

Life Cycle 2


Brit Milah

The Torah commands us to circumcise our newborn sons on the eight day of their new lives. This powerful ceremony celebrates new life, and also brings our sons into Judaism’s sacred covenant. Rabbi Pollack 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 Pollack 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 a proud membership of our ancient people. 


Rabbi Pollack 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.  He will counsel you, offering Jewish wisdom in preparation for a life dedicated to love and companionship.  He also works with you in designing the ceremony, providing our knowledge and experience.


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 Pollack will instruct you on these and other rituals.  He can also perform the funeral ceremony, and help you understand and implement other meaningful Jewish mourning practices.

Sponsoring a Kiddush

Whether you are interested in sponsoring a basic Kiddush or a full Kiddush luncheon, our staff can assist you with all the preparations! Please contact us for more information!



Up Coming Events

01.20.2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Rabbi's Torah Study
01.20.2018 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
K/1st Grade Havdalah Service with Dinner
01.21.2018 9:00 am - 11:30 am
01.21.2018 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Hebrew High School
01.21.2018 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Sisterhood Committee Meeting
01.23.2018 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Lunch "N Learn
01.23.2018 4:30 pm - 6:15 pm
Midweek JEdC
01.26.2018 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Tot Shabbat Dinner and Service
01.27.2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Rabbi's Torah Study

Get Connected

Upcoming Events

Click here to go to our Upcoming Events page to learn more about these and many other exciting activities:

March 9 - Shabbat Across America

Click here to register for 2017-18 Religious School