Life Cycle Events
Our congregation honors and welcomes all individuals, including interfaith couples, people of all ages, people of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and gender non-conforming people and allies, while still carrying on the traditions of Judaism. We imbue our Jewish beliefs and practices with inclusiveness, dignity, and a warm embrace of diversity. This place allows for the coexistence of the new and the old, the secular and the spiritual, the current and the past, the study of God and the reality of life.
With this rite of passage, our thirteen-year-old youths are initiated into the religious community and given responsibility for understanding and upholding our tradition's principles. Parents are welcome to speak with the Rabbi about any inquiries they may have about their child's Bar/Bat Mitzvah at any time.
Please email the rabbi or call the Beth Hillel office at (262) 654-2716 to let us know when a child is born or adopted into your family so that we can celebrate with you. If you feel ready, the Rabbi will come see you and assist you in organizing a proper ceremony to officially welcome this child into your family and our community.
When two Jews get married, it is more than two people celebrating and confirming their love. Please email the rabbi or call the Beth Hillel office at (262) 654-2716 if you and your partner are thinking about getting married or organizing a wedding. She would be happy to assist you in creating a very memorable start to your life together.
Confirmation is celebrated annually during the festival of Shavuot. It was originally tied to this festival because during the Confirmation ceremony, our Confirmands will renew the promise their ancestors made at Sinai, to obey the mitzvot as symbolized by the Ten Commandments and to devote themselves to the teachings of Judaism.
Death & Mourning
After a loss in your family, please contact us with your needs and/or funeral information. The Rabbi is also available to any Beth Hillel family dealing with the death of a loved one. The Rabbi can provide guidance about the traditions of Judaism to help you make the appropriate decisions, officiates at the funeral and can attend Shiva services.
We extend a warm welcome to people of other faiths who would like to explore officially embracing the heart of Judaism and our spirituall community through the process of Gerut (Jewish Conversion). To express your interest in converting to Judaism, send the rabbi an email or call the office at (262) 654-2716.