Beth Jacob Congregation is home to many who seek a warm and welcoming Jewish community, a place where we celebrate milestones in our lives, explore our Jewish identities, and connect with others who share our values and commitments. The values of our community include embracing diversity, egalitarianism, respect for Jewish tradition, modesty, and a commitment to placing substance over style. We seek to live these values in our communal lives and in the ways we celebrate, worship, and learn together. These values shape our lifecycle events, the most personal of all religious occasions, when they are celebrated in our community.
This Lifecycle Guide expresses these values and guides celebrations of the most important milestones in your life. Its information and practical advice from our clergy, staff and congregants will help you plan your special events. The Guide covers established synagogue policies and practices, and suggests how you can make your simcha more meaningful.
The Guide answers the most frequently asked questions about event planning. It cannot all your questions about planning lifecycle events. Our rabbis and staff can answer any other questions or issues you have.
We update these pages as policies and circumstances change.