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.
Each 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 clergy have many years of experience in weaving personalized and transformative Life Cycle rituals. Rabbi Shohama is our longtime Rabbi and renowned spiritual leader. Rabbi David is a gifted musician and specializes in working with children, young adults and couples. For additional information and testimonials, please visit Rabbi David’s Lifecycle Website.
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.
|Baby Naming (Friday night)||Free||$150|
|Baby Naming (rest of week)||$150||$300|
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.