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Birth & Baby

Names? Mohel? Before your baby is born, you may discuss the choice of Hebrew names, the Brit Milah (circumcision) ceremony for boys or the Brit Bat (naming) ceremony for girls, and other issues with our rabbi. Our clergy will be there to help you and your family celebrate these ceremonies and give your child a Jewish welcome!

Beginning Religious School

During our Simchat Torah service each fall, we consecrate those children (typically 5 years of age) who are beginning their TBI religious school training.

Adult B'nai Mitzvah

As part of the adult education program at TBI, the objective of this class is to prepare individuals for conversion. It will largely consist of dialogue with our rabbi and other participants.


Our rabbi will meet with couples in premarital counseling several times in the months leading up to the joyous event. The series of meetings is meant to prepare the couple not only for the ceremony, but also for the beginning of their married life together.


Our Shabbat Mishabeyrach includes the names of those in our community and their loved ones who are ill or recovering their health. To add a name to our healing list or for more information, please contact our rabbi or any member of the Caring Circle.

Our Caring Committee reaches out to our congregation in times of illness and following the death of loved ones.

Funeral – Death and Dying

When sorrow comes, our rabbi and synagogue associate can guide you -- in a loving, meaningful, and supportive way -- through what must be done. Our clergy can also help in pre-need arrangements for the cemetery and funeral as well as guide you and your family through the Jewish ritual of death. Following the funeral, our clergy will be honored to lead Shiva minyan services for the family as well. 

Memorial Plaques

Memorial plaques offer a lasting remembrance to honor loved ones who have passed away. Names on the memorial plaques are lit annually on the Yahrzeit (anniversary date) of the individual’s death, as well as during Yizkor services on Yom Kippur.


Temple Usage Form

Please fill out and sumbit the following form for Temple Use for Lifecycle Events

Temple Use form


Shabbat Services


Please join us for Shabbat services led by Rabbi Matthew Zerwekh. On the first, third, and fourth Fridays of each month, Shabbat services begin at 7:00 p.m. On the second Friday  of each month, Shabbat services begin at 6:00 p.m. and are followed by a community potluck meal open to all (October through May) or a shared meal at a local restaurant (June through September).  In months with a fifth Friday, we forego services at TBI and instead gather in members’ homes for a shared Shabbat dinner.

Every Saturday morning, our  our weekly morning Shabbat serviceMinyan Milamed, begins at 10:00 a.m. Check our calendar page for updates. Our Shabbat services are always open to visitors; we invite you to come and experience Temple B'nai Israel!