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Lifecycle Events

Births

Mazel Tov! We are so thrilled on the birth of your new child!

Whether through birth or adoption, our clergy is here for your ritual needs as well as offering guidance and support to welcome your new child into the Jewish world. We will help guide you through the lifecycle and/or ritual events for your new son or daughter.

Bar and Bat Mitzvah

Our clergy and staff strive to provide our families with a joyful Bar/Bat Mitzvah experience. We want our children to approach their “big day” with confidence and a deeper understanding of the religious and spiritual significance of their Bar/Bat Mitzvah. We work diligently to help build each child’s connection to Judaism, Israel, and their Jewish identity. Both boys and girls will be called up to read the Torah. This event is a great opportunity for families to create lasting bonds with our rabbi,  educators, and the greater congregational community.

Marriage and Weddings

From engagement to the wedding itself, our clergy and staff are here for you. Marriage in  Judaism is a sacred act and as such, our rabbi is available from the very beginning of your engagement to offer guidance and pre-marital counseling. Our clergy will officiate at your service with traditional customs as well as significant personal references vital to your unique relationship. 

Bereavement and Funerals

The death of a loved one can be a difficult and overwhelming time in the life of an individual or family. Our clergy and staff are committed to assisting families through the process of death, burial, mourning, and funeral preparation. We will help guide you through the observation of Shiva and the annual observation of your loved one's Yahrzeit. We are here to help guide your family toward healing in whatever ways during your time of need.

Our clergy is also available for counseling and guidance if you or someone you love is suffering from a terminal illness, or in need of a hospital visit.

To discuss a life cycle event, ritual service, or to make arrangements please contact Executive Director, Rabbi Rikki Arad via email at r.arad@agudas-achim.org or call (210) 479-0307.

Tue, August 16 2022 19 Av 5782