Jewish ritual teaches us to mark the transitions in our lives, particularly those that signify an ending and a new beginning: A child’s birth – brit milah or simcha bat, a son or daughter becoming b’nai mitzvah, a couple’s marriage, a conversion to Judaism, a relative or friend’s passing.  Celebration and recognition of life cycle events enrich worship, allow for individual religious expression, and strengthen the bonds of community. These ritual events draw us closer to our heritage and allow us to feel united – l’dor vador – from generation to generation, past, present, and future. Please contact one of our rabbis if you have an upcoming life cycle event.