In Jewish community, no one rejoices or mourns alone. Both celebrations and experiences of loss are opportunities for the DJC family to gather together, sharing in important life stages with one another supported by Jewish traditions.

Rabbi Miriam and Cantor Lisa are uniquely skilled at working with individuals and families so that the rituals of life cycle moments are meaningful, filled with beauty, and reflect the distinct people involved. In the process, our members are actively engaged in learning about prayers and rituals, and connecting to Jewish practice.

Below are life cycle events traditionally marked through Jewish customs and practices. Creative new rituals are being incorporated into Jewish life to mark significant milestones and transitions. These can include a coming-out ceremony, the beginning of menses, menopause, and healing from trauma.