Bet Mishpachah offers a full range of traditional and non-traditional life cycle events, with rabbinical as well as communal support.  We want to celebrate with you in your times of joy, and console you when you are bereaved.

As part of our commitment to innovative liturgy, feminist theology, and LGBT ritual, we are also open to developing new ceremonies to meet our community’s needs.  So if you are interested in marking a coming out, a gender transition, a healing from trauma, or some other important milestone, please let us know.

The life cycle events the congregation has commemorated include:

pidyon ha-ben ceremony for a baby boyRabbi Laurie Green officiates at a pidyon ha-ben ceremony for a baby boy.

A great way to celebrate or remember a life cycle event in your life or the life of someone you care about is to sponsor an oneg on Friday night or Kiddush lunch on Saturday afternoon.  To do so email