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lifecycle events

Lifecycle events are holy and special times at Central Reform Congregation. Whether you are celebrating a new birth with a baby naming or brit milah cermony, marking a coming-of-age and educational achievement with a bar mitzvah, bat mitzvah, or Confirmation, or remembering a loved one who has died, we will work with you to make the event meaningful and memorable for you.

While we often think of lifecycle events as events that are family-centered - relevant mostly to the individuals close to the person being born, having a bar or bat mitzvah, or being remembered - they are also a part of our community's life together. B'nai mitzvah ceremonies are held as part of our regular Shabbat morning service, so the whole congregation may share in congratulating our young people on their achievements. Likewise, Confirmation is held during a regular Friday night service. While some events are held privately, our value as a community is that, whenever possible, we will be there for each other in times of joy and in times of grief.

Please click through these pages to learn more about the various lifecycle events held at CRC and officiated by CRC's rabbis.