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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   |   B’nai 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.

Click here to purchase a Memorial Wall plaque

B’nai Mitzvah

The b’nai 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 b’nai mitzah as well as the process for setting a bar or bat mitzvah date.

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

Following this, each child begins their personalized b’nai mitzvah preparation process approximately one year prior to their ceremony date. This process begins with an intake meeting with Rabbi Alban 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 b’nai mitzvah ceremony. Here at PTS we make sure to do all we can to create a sacred experience for our b’nai mitzvah families.

If you have questions, please contact Rabbi Liora Alban with questions.

Sat, June 10 2023 21 Sivan 5783