Life Cycles: A Deep Dive

At Temple Sinai, we are dedicated to helping those interested in the following ceremonies understand, in depth, each life cycle event and how we can help.

Simchat Bat

Upon the birth of a newborn daughter, our Jewish community typically celebrates with a ceremony that brings her into the covenant, and confers upon her a Hebrew name. Simchat Bat (Baby Naming) can take place at home or at the synagogue on any day that the Torah is read (Monday, Thursday, Shabbat, Festivals, and Rosh Chodesh). Our clergy will happily help to design and prepare the celebration of welcoming a newborn daughter into our synagogue.

Brit Milah

The Torah commands us to circumcise our newborn sons on the eighth day of their new lives. Brit Milah is a powerful ceremony celebrates new life, and also brings our sons into Judaism’s sacred covenant. Our Resident Rabbi, Barry Weinstein, can put you in touch with a Mohel (ritual circumciser), help parents to understand the ceremony, and co-officiate, along with the Mohel.

Bar/Bat Mitzvah

As our children move from childhood to adulthood, from learning to be responsible to being responsible, Temple Sinai offers the preparation for Bar/Bat Mitzvah. As son or daughter of the commandments, you commit yourself to be proud of the membership in our ancient people.