May 24, 2017   date   

Calendar of Events

Life Cycle


Throughout the course of one's lifetime there are many life cycle events that are observed and celebrated with both family and community. Each event is celebrated in its own unique way with associated prayers and rituals that are either part of our Halacha, Jewish Law, or a part of our rich heritage that has been passed down through the generations. New Jewish life cycle observances are being created even today in response to the changes in family.

Traditional Life Cycle Events
Birth
Brit Milah (Bris)
Simcha Bat (Naming a girl)
Bar/Bat Mitzvah
Marriage
Death
    Burial
    Unveiling
    Yizkor

Non-traditional Life Cycle Events
Consecration
Confirmation
Aufrauf
Conversion
Welcoming a daughter into womanhood
Travel/having a child leave home
Chanukat Habayit (Dedicating new home)
Divorce

The Jewish Path in Death and Mourning: A Guide to Rituals and Practice

Prayers for Healing

Chavurat Chesed - Meal of Condolence Recipes

If you need assistance with one of these events, contact Executive Director 760.436.0654, ext 255. In addition, The Temple Solel Alpert Mendelson Library is filled with resource materials and detailed information on each of the following life cycle observances. Contact Temple Librarian Joan Tedlow for assistance.