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York, PA   17403
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The Cycle of Life - Birth Through School

 

Regardless of the event – joyous or sad – Rabbi Astrachan and Temple Beth Israel are here to help you, to celebrate with you, to comfort you, and share with you.  If you are interested in observing a life cycle event at TBI, contact Becky Rupp, our temple secretary, by calling (717) 843-2676, or simply email her at:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Birth and Baby Namings

Before your baby is born, you may wish to discuss the choice of Hebrew names, the Brit Milah (circumcision) ceremony for boys, or the Brit Bat (naming) ceremony for girls. Rabbi Astrachan will be there to help you and your family celebrate these ceremonies and to welcome your new child into the fold of the Jewish people. Please contact Rabbi Astrachan directly at (717) 843-2676, ext 7, or email him at:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Beginning Religious School
During our Simchat Torah service each fall, we consecrate those children (typically Grades K/1) who are beginning their TBI religious school training. For more information, please contact Rabbi Astrachan.


Bar/Bat Mitzvah

Training to become a Bar- or Bat- Mitzvah at TBI is one of our most sacred obligations.  Rabbi Astrachan works one-on-one with all students beginning about 5 months prior to their service date.  All students learn to conduct most of the worship service, including all liturgy, Torah aliyot, haftarah, and accompanying blessings.  In addition, students compose a speech and complete special projects that better connect them to their Jewish ancestry and faith.

 

All Bar/Bat Mitzvah students must have completed a minimum of 3 years of religious school education at TBI (or a comparable Jewish school) to be considered for this process.

 

To schedule a date for your child’s simcha, contact Rabbi Astrachan or the temple office.

 

Confirmation
At TBI, Bar/Bat Mitzvah is not the end of our students’ Jewish education. Students continue to expand their knowledge and appreciation for Jewish customs and values as they work toward confirmation in the tenth grade.

Yom Chamishi, 26 Kislev 5778