Lifecycle Events

Explore the Jewish rituals and traditions of major life events.

Jewish Wedding Ceremonies:
What to Expect

Don’t be in the dark about Jewish Wedding Traditions. There’s a lot of variation that you can expect, but just a few basic ingredients make up the core.

Converting to Judaism: A Guide


So, you want to convert to Judaism? Converting to Judaism is a big deal so we have outlined five steps for you to easily understand the process to expect about studying, ritual, and how long it generally takes to become part of the Tribe.


Jewish Baby Naming Traditions

Judaism has a lot to say about baby naming traditions and how to choose the right name for your growing family. Some expectant parents spend literally years picking out baby names and others figure it out in an instant when they see their new child for the first time. Learn what to think about before you begin planning the name of your child.

This particular video about Jewish Baby Naming Traditions is part of a larger series exploring the basics of Jewish Lifecycles. Jewish tradition is often specific. There are a myriad of Jewish subcultures and people, and the conversations in this series explores the array of choices people make in interpreting ritual today. Learn more about Jewish Wedding traditions, Jewish Mourning Traditions and Jewish Baby Traditions.

Attending a Bar Mitzvah? Bat Mitzvah? Learn What to Expect

Attending a Bar or Bat Mitzvah? Understand the answers to the top questions people have from what should you wear, to when you should arrive to what to expect at the service and of course what kind of gift people generally give.

Jewish Mourning Rituals: An Overview

The death of a loved one is a very disorienting time, and isn’t something many people think about until it’s actually happening to them. Understanding some of the traditions and the structured periods of mourning that Judaism offers may help provide some support in the grieving process.

This project was made possible with generous support from The Koret Foundation, as part of its Initiative on Jewish Peoplehood.

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