LifeCycle

Life-cycle events at Temple B’rith Shalom are often celebrated in the warmth of a small community that shares 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 celebrate these events:

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 general take place in the synagogue during Kabbalat Shabbat services. b

B’nai Mitzvah
Traditionally a ceremony that occurs at age 13, increasingly adults who were never a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, or who wish to celebrate their second bar mitzvah at age 83 (four score and 13), are marking 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, including GLBT couples and interfaith couples.

Funerals
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. It was created by a group of B’rith Shalom members who felt end-of-life Jewish rituals should be made available to any Jewish person in the area. For more information see (LINK)

Conversion
Temple B’rith Shalom welcomes “Jews by Choice” and encourages those who are curious about Judaism to t…….