“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.”
Here for you for life’s transitions.
Traditionally, we welcome a boy on the eighth day of life through a circumcision ceremony performed by a mohel.
While there is no prescribed time for a baby naming, most families do so within the baby’s first year of life during our Friday evening Shabbat service or in a private ceremony.
Mark the beginning of your child’s formal Jewish education on Simchat Torah. Students are blessed at the ark and receive a miniature Torah of their own as we welcome our newest learners into our community.
Dr. Judy Avnery
Interim Director, K–7 Youth Learning
Tradition teaches that every Jew should have a Jewish name, for “A good name is preferable to great riches.” (Proverbs 22:1)
Having a Hebrew name is an affirmation of Jewish identity and is used at special life cycle moments. People of all ages can receive a Hebrew name.
Adult B’nei Mitzvah
Jewish learning and Hebrew instruction culminate in a group b’nei mitzvah with other adults.
As high school draws to a close, graduating seniors and their families celebrate years of Jewish learning as the teens move on to college, travel, or employment.
The rabbi or cantor who marries you will counsel you in the months leading up to your wedding to strengthen your union and review options for your ceremony.
Our clergy marry Jewish, interfaith, and same-sex couples.
We warmly welcome people who decide to espouse Judaism. Working with a rabbi or cantor, you will meet, study, and cap off the process with a ceremony.
TBE is blessed by diversity. We welcome all families looking to nurture a connection to Jewish life. Through programs and gatherings, we explore the joys and challenges common to interfaith families.
We also bring together parents of adult children in interfaith families.
End of Life
The TBE clergy and community support members in their time of need, with guidance before and after the passing of an immediate relative.
Our clergy can help arrange hospice singers, mealmakers, and support
groups as you wish.