Life Cycle Events
Brit Milah: Our Rabbis and Hazzan are available to officiate with a mohel (person who performs ritual Jewish circumcisions) in the Brit Milah (circumcision) ceremony that welcomes a baby boy into the covenant of the Jewish people. The synagogue is available for your bris, or you may choose to have the ceremony at your home.
Pidyon Haben: The pidyon haben (redemption of the first-born son) is a mitzvah in Judaism whereby a Jewish firstborn son is redeemed by use of silver coins. Our Rabbis are available for this ceremony.
Naming and Blessing: A Jewish girl's first welcome into Jewish life. The naming may take place within the congregational community at Shabbat services.Members may also choose to have a private naming ceremony, or Simchat Bat, at the synagogue or at home. Our Rabbis and Hazzan are available wherever needed.
Bar and Bat Mitzvah
When a child comes of age it is a simcha for the immediate family, the synagogue family, and the entire Jewish community. As a child becomes Bar/Bat Mitzvah, he/she takes on the responsibilities and privileges of becoming an adult in the Jewish community. This requires a great deal of preparation and commitment.
Adath encourages all our young members to become a Bar or Bat Mitzvah. We strive to accommodate the needs of individuals with disabilities.
Our shul is blessed with many B’nai Mitzvah each year. Dates are reserved up to four years in advance, so plan ahead and learn what is required.
Click Here to view the B’nai Mitzvah Manual.
End of Life
In times of sorrow
Bereavement The Rabbis and Hazzan of Adath Jeshurun are available to assist you and comfort your family in your hour of need. During the entire Shiva period the Adath family can provide a Minyan leader at your home.
Adath’s Chevra Kavod Hamet (Adath's Bereavement Society) is available to provide traditional Jewish funerals, offering a special sense of spiritual connectedness and consolation.
Adath’s cemetery, Adath Chesed Shel Emes, is also available for your family’s burial needs.
Yarhzeit Memorial Display.
Our Rabbis and Hazzan are available to officiate at weddings and will gladly meet with you to help you prepare for your simcha.
The synagogue offers several settings for weddings of all sizes. Ceremonies may be held in the main Sanctuary or the Chapel; receptions may be held in our Social Hall or Foyer.
Conversion to Judaism requires serious study and a commitment to Jewish practice.
If you are considering becoming Jewish and would like Adath’s assistance, please contact Rabbi Harold Kravitz, 952.545.2424.
Learn about the Introduction to Judaism class HERE.
Contact the Rabbis' Assistant, Darlene for