Common lifecycle events and celebrations explained.
All those Bar Mitzvah lessons lead to the culminating celebration that holds our boys accountable within their community.
Becoming a daughter of the commandments is empowering and enables young women to develop their voice within the community.
Our special day allows for moments of reflection and growth and encourages us to integrate change into our lives in the coming year.
The canopy and ritual-filled Jewish wedding ceremony is more representative than you may think.
The tradition of Upshirin, is waiting until a child is three years old before cutting their hair for the first time. Why would we wait this long? The answer is a haircut in Judaism is not as simple as you think.
Shiva is the seven-day mourning period observed by Jewish people after a loved one passes away. What does a mourner do during this period? Rachael describes the tradition and customs observed during this significant and sad period.
A synagogue is not complete unless it has an eternal flame, called a Ner Tamid. Its foundation dates back to the biblical ritual of sacrifice and the fire needed to perform the act, but its symbolism has evolved to mean something more over time.