High Holy Days services are a time for our entire congregation to come together in contemplation and celebration. The rich liturgy, soaring melodies, and inspiring sermons help congregants to reflect on the year gone by, and strengthen the spirit for the year to come. We pray as one congregation.
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 Rubin can help you think through and design this ceremony, which takes place at the synagogue on a Shabbat morning. Please contact RBobRubin@gmail.com for more infomation.
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, the student commits him/herself to be a proud member of our ancient people. For more information please contact RBobRubin@gmail.com.
Rabbi Rubin 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 can counsel you, offering Jewish wisdom in preparation for a life dedicated to love and companionship. He can also work with you in designing the ceremony, providing our knowledge and experience. For more details, please contact RBobRubin@gmail.com for more information.
Funeral / Shiva
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 Rubin 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. For more information, please contact RBobRubin@gmail.com.
Sponsoring a Kiddush or Oneg Shabbat
Whether you are interested in sponsoring a basic Kiddush, a full Kiddush luncheon, or a Friday evening Oneg Shabbat, our staff can assist you with all the preparations! Please email the Temple Office for more information!
Coordinating with the leadership of Rabbi Rubin, our mission flows from the traditional statement “All Israel is responsible for one another”. We carry this out by keeping in touch with members who are sick, in rehab, and long term care facilities, or centered at home and unable to participate in Temple activities. Our committee does this with visits, phone calls, and mail. We aim to support the bereaved. The Mitzvah Group reaches out with compassion and confidentiality. We are the Bikur Cholim.