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Life Cycle Events

Congregation Ohev Beth Sholom is honored to be a part of our congregants' life cycle events. Our clergy, staff, and building are always available for our congregants when they need a place to gather for life cycle events. For more details, contact Executive Director, Sarah Wilschek.


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. Our Rabbi 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.  Our Rabbi 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 proud membership in our ancient people. 


Ohev Beth Sholom 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.  We also counsel you, offering Jewish wisdom in preparation for a life dedicated to love and companionship.  We also work 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).  Our Rabbi will instruct you on these and other rituals.  We can also perform the funeral ceremony, and help you understand and implement other meaningful Jewish mourning practices.

Bereavement Meals

Following the ceremony, our Sisterhood offers congregants Mitzvah Meals at the temple (for up to 30 people). If you have more people than that, congregants are welcome to use the Temple as a bereavement meal location- pending coordination with the Executive Director. 

Sponsoring a Shabbat Meal

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

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