Newish to Jewish: Life cycle traditions and rituals

May 26, 2022 at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm EDT
Online Web Meeting
newish to jewish

There are rituals and traditions connected to many life cycle events in Jewish tradition. From birth to death, the Jewish community celebrates these occasions with specific customs that may be unfamiliar or seem strange. In this session we’ll make sure that if you’re invited to a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, a Jewish wedding or funeral, you’ll know what to expect so that you’ll be comfortable participating. You’ll also be able to bring this knowledge back to your school so that when children are curious about these events you can be a fantastic resource to them.

About the Newish to Jewish series:

Jewish traditions and values can be overwhelming and confusing--even for folks who grew up surrounded by these practices. Even if you feel confident with your knowledge of Jewish holidays that are observed in your school, there’s so much more to learn. Join us as we explore together the other elements of Jewish life that you may come across in your schools. These sessions are perfect for anyone- from those with zero familiarity with Judaism to those who know some pieces by are hoping to learn more.

This offering is brought to you by a collaboration between JCC Association's Sheva Center, Early Childhood Educators of Reform Judaism (ECE-RJ), The Paradigm Project, the Jewish Education Project, the Jewish Early Childhood Association, American Jewish University, the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education at JTS, and the Jewish Federations and education agencies of Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver/Boulder, Los Angeles, Greater MetroWest NJ, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.