Life Cycle Events
Jewish life is rich with family tradition, celebration, and rights of passage.
Sharing life's milestones with family and friends enriches our lives and our community. Weddings, anniversaries, births and birthdays are only a few of the Simchas we rejoice in together.
Sponsoring an Oneg Shabbat
One of the ways that we can all rejoice together is when the family celebrating a special event sponsors an oneg dessert following Kabbalat Shabbat. It is a wonderful and joyous way to honor a loved one!
Other way to honor a special occassion is by chanting an Aliyah during a Shabbat morning Torah service.
At TBS, participants may use their choice of traditional or Reconstructionist Aliyah Blessings. Either the traditional blessings or the blessings offered in the Reconstructionist Siddur may be chanted when saying the blessings before and after the Torah reading. Both versions are available in the Prayer Guide menu on the Resources page.
The TBS community is always here to support one another in joy and in sorrow. When mourning the loss of a loved one, the TBS community can arrange for shiva services, provide food and other assistance during the initial period of mourning, and help the family with funeral and burial arrangments.