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Lifecycle Events

Life-cycle events at Temple B’rith Shalom are often celebrated in the warmth of a small community that shares both the joyful and sad times with you. While each individual decides how they wish to mark the event, the temple is here to help you plan and mark the moment. Please contact Temple B'rith Shalom for further information.  

Rabbi Susan Schanerman will work with your family to create a beautiful ceremony.

Brit Milah, the circumcision of a newborn male on the eighth day of his life. This powerful ceremony celebrates new life and also brings our sons into Judaism’s sacred covenant.

Baby Naming/Simchat Bat is a ceremony to bring a new daughter into the covenant and confer a Hebrew name. These ceremonies generally take place in the synagogue during Shabbat services or at a private location.

B’nai Mitzvah is traditionally a ceremony that occurs at age 13. Increasingly teens or adults who never became Bar/Bat Mitzvah, or who wish to celebrate their second bar mitzvah at age 83 (four score and 13), mark the ceremony in which they read from the Torah and commit to taking responsibility for the community.


Weddings: Temple B’rith Shalom welcomes couples who wish to be married in our congregation. Rabbi Susan officiates at Jewish and at interfaith ceremonies. Creative poetry and traditional prayers are incorporated into a lovely ceremony.



Funerals and Unveilings: In 1999 Temple B’rith Shalom consecrated a Jewish cemetery located within Heritage Memorial Gardens. The Chevra Kadisha (Jewish Burial Society) of Northern Arizona is an independent, non-profit organization serving Jewish families across the region.



Contact Rabbi Susan for information on scheduling a life cycle event.

Thu, June 20 2024 14 Sivan 5784