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Life Cycle Events

Our lives are tied to life cycle events. Let Temple Beth David have the opportunity to help share, shape and bring out your biggest life moments. Here are a list of the different life cycle events we offer services for:

Brit Milah

The Torah commands us to circumcise our newborn sons on the eight day of their new lives. This powerful ceremony celebrates new life, and also brings our sons into Judaism’s sacred covenant.

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.

B'nai Mitzvah

B'nai Mitzvah students are moving from childhood to adulthood, from learning to be responsible to being responsible. As a child of the commandments, you commit yourself to be proud members in our ancient people.


Rabbi Gutterman 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. We also counsel you, offering Jewish wisdom in preparation for a life dedicated to love and companionship. We will work with you in designing the ceremony, providing our knowledge and experience.



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). Some families also choose to mark the unveiling of a grave marker with a ceremony at the cemetery a year after the funeral.

Sponsoring a Kiddush

Whether you are interested in sponsoring a basic Kiddush or a full Kiddush luncheon, our staff can assist you with all the preparations! Please contact us for more information!

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