For our clergy and staff, providing compassionate, specialized lifecycle support to our members is holy work. From B’rit Milah and B’rit Bat, to B’nei Mitzvah, from bereavement support to weddings, from mental health resources to individualized support groups, Temple Judea’s leadership thoughtfully ministers support and guidance to guarantee that every member of our congregation gets the support they need – when they need it.
Since Jewish boys are brought into the covenant of the Jewish people through the rite of Brit Milah, a few decades ago rabbis began to create ceremonies for entering Jewish girls into the People of Israel. Some have a Brit or Brit
Sometimes people choose to bring their sons for a public baby naming too.
A Brit Milah is the ritual circumcision of a Jewish Male on the 8th day following his birth. Despite some recent trends on the American scene to leave baby boys uncircumcised, circumcision remains a requirement for male Jewish identity even within the Reform Movement, the most liberal of the branches of American Judaism. Not only is it considered healthier, but it is the statement of identity for a Jewish boy. By giving their son a Brit Milah, parents affirm their sonâ€™s entrance into the Jewish People and the covenant between that child and God.
One does not need a rabbi or cantor at a Brit Milah. Rather, a mohel is the Jewish professional who conducts the service and performs the circumcision. There are many Reform
Temple Judea is known for its extraordinary Bar and Bat Mitzvahs. At the age of
The sacred bond between committed partners is a treasured cornerstone of Jewish community life. Here at Temple
Temple Judea clergy and staff are here for you at this difficult time. Please notify the temple office as soon as the loss occurs so we can be of assistance in your time of need. If it is after hours, a holiday or a weekend, make sure to leave the message with our answering service so they can directly contact our clergy for you.