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
Brit Milah (Bris)
Simcha Bat (Naming a girl)
Non-traditional Life Cycle Events
Welcoming a daughter into womanhood
Travel/having a child leave home
Chanukat Habayit (Dedicating new home)
If you need assistance with one of these events, contact Shiri Haines, firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, The Temple Solel Alpert Mendelson Library is filled with resource materials and detailed information on each of the following life cycle observances.