Jewish Tradition and the Life Cycle
Judaism is a way of life. Whether it is the celebration of a birth, a Brit-Milah, a Bar or Bat-Mitzvah, a wedding, or the passing of a loved one, we at Beth-El are here to guide, assist and support you and your family.
Life Cycle Events at Congregation Beth-El
Congregation Beth-El is the perfect venue for all Jewish life-cycle events. Our synagogue can accommodate all events, from the more intimate to the grand, in comfortable and pleasant surroundings.
The Main Sanctuary is large enough to accommodate up to 600 guests in a beautiful setting, for events such as weddings and Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, while the Browns Daily Chapel is ideal for smaller, more intimate gatherings.
All MK-certified Kosher caterers are welcome to prepare for your event.
Our parking lot is located immediately behind the synagogue and can accommodate up to 75 vehicles.
Checkroom facilities are available.
For more information, please contact our office at 514-738-4766 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Rabbi and Administrative Director would be pleased to help you plan these two important ceremonies. At your request, we can offer advice and information on all aspects of the rituals, from selection of Hebrew names to providing assistance in finding a Mohel.
For more information about these rituals, please contact our Rabbi at 514-738-4766, ext. 229 or email@example.com.
For information about our facilities and services, and for help with planning, please contact our office at 514-738-4766 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bar or Bat Mitzvah of a child is a most important religious milestone in a family’s life. Most families choose a Shabbat morning ceremony, but a Monday or Thursday morning Shacharit (morning service) is also a possibility at Congregation Beth-El. Under certain special circumstances, the Bar or Bat Mitzvah ceremony can take place as part of the Mincha/Ma’ariv service on Shabbat afternoon. The Bar/Bat Mitzvah which is held on a Shabbat morning is preceded by an Aufruf, the ceremony calling the child to the Torah, on the Monday or Thursday in the week preceding the Bar Mitzvah.
Beth-El offers comprehensive, individualized Bar/Bat Mitzvah instruction.
As part of a full program of social and cultural activities, your Bar or Bat Mitzvah child will enjoy being introduced to the customs and ceremonies which accompany this significant event. Combining individualized instruction with group programming, your child will enjoy a fully personalized and customized experience.
Our B’nai Mitzvah Coordinator, Cantor Heather Batchelor, working alongside with our Rabbi, will add a special energy to this program. With her years of experience running B’nai Mitzvah programs, we are certain that your child will be both interested and excited to be a part of this dynamic group.
For information concerning the Bar/Bat Mitzvah, the rituals and instruction, our facilities and services, and for help in planning your special event, please contact our office at 514-738-4766 or email@example.com.
The wedding experience at Beth-El is as important to us as it is to you. Our clergy ensure that the ceremony is both meaningful and joyful, and our facilities only add to the beauty of this special day. Congregation Beth-El continues the tradition of calling up the Bride and Groom typically during the Monday or Thursday morning Torah Service, in the week prior to the wedding ceremony itself. The Aufruf is usually followed by a festive breakfast. If preferred, the tradition of calling up the Bride and Groom may be carried out at the Saturday morning Service, typically followed by a Congregational Kiddush.
For information about the planning of your wedding, please contact our office at 514-738-4766 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“He who visits the sick causes him to recover.” (Talmud, Nedarim 40a)
The mitzvah of bikur cholim (visiting the sick) has the purpose of bringing comfort, company in loneliness, and of helping to provide for the needs of those who are sick and their families. Our clergy will visit people in hospitals and at home as well, if we are notified.
In addition, we need your help in forming connections with those who live in care home facilities.
If you know of someone who needs contact, please contact our office at 514-738-4766 or email@example.com.
Jewish tradition holds that a funeral is a sacred rite. It should be invested with dignity and simplicity as taught by our Jewish tradition. Congregation Beth-El is there to serve you in your time of need.
When a death occurs, please contact our Rabbi, by phone at 514-738-4766 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, please contact Paperman’s Funeral Home at 514-733-7101.
Congregation Beth-El has its cemetery plots at Congregation Beth-El Section, Eternal Gardens Cemetery in Beaconsfield, Quebec.
Funeral services are generally held at the funeral home, the gravesite, or in extremely rare situations, at the synagogue.
For those who are unable to attend services to say Kaddish, Congregation Beth-El can arrange for a clergy member to recite the prayers on your behalf. If you would like to take advantage of this service, please contact email@example.com.
For any further information, help with purchasing a plot, etc. please contact our office at 514-738-4766 or firstname.lastname@example.org.