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Inspirational Ways to Add Meaning
to Your Life Events

For each life event, we offer a prayer, poem, text, psalm, and/or song.

  • Welcoming Children

    Welcome children with praise and song, poetry and love! Children are more than additions to the family. . . they are symbols of hope.

    Becoming a Grandparent

    Baby Naming

  • Growing Up

    From birth to adulthood, growing up is a series of stages. The key is for us to celebrate their achievements and provide encouragement when they stumble.

    Starting High School

    Birthday

    Starting School

    Graduation

    Attending College

  • Bnai Mitzvah & B. Mitzvah

    The Bnai Mitzvah ceremony is the best known of Jewish rituals. Whether a bar mitzvah for a boy, bat mitzvah for a girl or b. mitzvah for a gender queer young adult, this is the Jewish ceremony for entering adulthood.

    Gender Expression

    Bat Mitzvah

    Bar Mitzvah

  • Weddings & Unions

    A wedding or commitment ceremony may be the ultimate expression of love . . . declaring our devotion to just one person.

    Wedding / Marriage

    Engagement: the Couple’s Perspective

    Engagement: The Parents’ Perspective

  • Gender & Sexuality

    Gender and/or sexual identity is realized by becoming the fullest expression of yourself.
    Coming Out
  • Jewish Identity

    As a religion, Judaism always recognized fellow travelers offering the possibility of conversion and the association with our Jewish culture. We recognize the soul’s yearning when we associate ourselves with the religion or culture that best speaks to our identity.

    Journeys into Judaism

    Cultural Identity

  • House & Home

    A home represents more than a place to sleep and a house is more than shelter. Judaism recognizes the emotional and spiritual associations with house and home through our prayers, psalms, and texts.

    Relocating: Long Distance

    Moving into a New Home

  • Working & Volunteering

    Whether working at a job or volunteering, Judaism values productive use of our time. Applying ourselves to work of any kind is an opportunity to improve the world and to notice our accomplishments.

    New Job

    Retirement

  • Separation & Divorce

    Through separation or divorce, relationships end but their impact continues. Marking these challenging time helps ease the transition.
    Divorce: Couples’ Perspective
  • Eldering

    Eldering is adding years and opening opportunities to apply wisdom and discover new joys.

    Difficult Times

    Transitions to Supported Living

    Celebrating Longevity

    Retirement

  • Illness & Healing

    When our bodies are challenged, we seek answers in many ways.

    Visiting the Sick

    For an Ill Parent

    Recovering from Illness

  • Death & Mourning

    Finding solace in times of loss.

    Before Death

    Before the Funeral

    Funeral

    Shiva

    Unveiling

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