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Sharing a life cycle event is one of the greatest joys and sources of comfort that Peninsula Temple Sholom can offer. Our clergy are here to help you observe or celebrate. 

Birth and Naming   |   Bet Mitzvah   |   Confirmation   |   Conversion   |   Wedding

Divorce   |   Illness and Healing   |   End of Life

Contact us for your lifecycle needs

Remembering your Loved Ones

One of our people’s most cherished traditions is observing the yahrzeit of a loved one on the anniversary of their death by saying kaddish at Shabbat worship and lighting a yahrzeit candle. In addition, our tradition teaches us to say yizkor at festival services throughout the year. 

We also invite members to purchase permanent memorial plaques in memory of their loved ones. With the purchase of a plaque, each year, stones will be placed on the Memorial Wall on your loved one’s plaque and your loved one’s name will be included in our Yom Kippur Book of Remembrance.

Bet Mitzvah

The bet mitzvah process is a sacred time for children and parents. We relish being a part of this milestone year in our families’ lives. PTS member families receive a letter from PTS during the 4th grade Youth Education year outlining family responsibilities leading up to bet mitzah as well as the process for setting a bet mitzvah date.

During the fall of the 6th grade year, parents and children attend the 6th grade bet mitzvah orientation. This is a half-day learning opportunity with the clergy aimed at providing more information to families about bet mitzvah. It is also an opportunity for 6th grade families to connect as a cohort before they enter the bet mitzvah year together.

Following the orientation, each child begins their personalized bet mitzvah preparation process approximately one year prior to their ceremony date. This process begins with an intake meeting with Cantor Yonah Kliger and is followed by regular Hebrew tutoring and meetings with the clergy to go over Torah, Haftorah, and everything else the child needs to prepare in order to be successful at their bet mitzvah ceremony. Here at PTS we make sure to do all we can to create a sacred experience for our bet mitzvah families.

If you have questions, please contact Cantor Yonah Kliger with questions.

Mon, June 24 2024 18 Sivan 5784