Life Cycle Events

Temple Beth-El warmly welcomes both members and non-members to celebrate Life Cycle Events with us.  With support of our clergy, we can name children and welcome them into the Covenant, prepare a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, solemnize a marriage, commemorate the passing of a loved one, or commemorate another important event in the flow of life.

jcDk91ec2duW7dLet-353wq4uI4H5Ck9pF7jM58RiesEach Life Cycle event is unique for the family and community.  As part of the flow of life, each Life Cycle event must be specially planned in consultation with clergy, so that it “fits” the occasion and is fully “real” for the family.  While this approach takes extra time and energy, it helps ensure that the Life Cycle event will be meaningful, memorable and truly transformative.

Our beautiful sanctuary is available for use with our clergy, our lay leaders and with visiting clergy.  We can make it work for you, and we have partners on the island to coordinate food for your simchas.  Please write to us at to discuss further.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family to our Shul By the Sea.

Facility Fees for Life Cycle Events

Policy for Facility Use & Rental

Costs for Life Cycle events reflect Temple Beth-El’s tradition of keeping membership dues among the absolute lowest in the Jewish world, reflecting our priority of ensuring that everyone — regardless of means — can find in us a nurturing spiritual home. Persons needing accommodations are invited to contact us.

Members Non-Members
Baby Naming (Friday night) Free $150
Baby Naming (rest of week) $150 $300
Bnai Mitzvah $500 $800
Wedding/Auf Ruf $800 $1200
Memorial Service Free $500

These fees exclude clergy costs (e.g. for services and personalized bnai mitzvah tutoring) or a $200 refundable facility deposit.

Synagogue space also can be rented for a midweek secular meeting. Please contact us for additional information.

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