Life Cycle Ceremonies
Baby Naming, Funeral & Memorial Services
Holding grandpa’s tallit (prayer shawl) above Mom, Dad and baby is just one of the beautiful traditions Rabbi Barbara incorporates into the modern pluralistic Jewish baby naming ceremony. Rabbi Barbara works with the Jewish and Jewish interfaith family to personalize the ceremony to include blessings and readings that celebrate the Jewish faith along with the traditions of other faiths and cultures. During the ceremony the baby receives her/his first kipah (yarmulke), an official naming certificate, while grandparents, siblings and friends of all faiths all have an important part to play. Rabbi Barbara will joyfully co-officiate with non-Jewish clergy and the ceremony can be held in a private home or other venue and need not be held in a synagogue unless the family requests it.
Contact Rabbi Barbara for specific information about ceremonies to Renew Marriage Vows, Funerals, Memorials and Unveilings, along with a personally designed Distance Learning Confirmation Study Program which includes a ceremony in Italy or the US.