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Weddings

Reconstructionist weddings incorporate elements of traditional Jewish wedding ceremonies along with elements that are meaningful and relevant in contemporary life.  As a congregation, we cherish open and egalitarian values. We encourage couples to create their own meaningful traditions while enjoying the enrichment of their Jewish heritage. 

Members of B’nai Havurah receive Rabbi Evette’s services as an officiant without charge as part of their membership.  We welcome non-member couples to meet with Rabbi Evette to discuss officiating at their wedding. Non-members are requested to provide an honorarium for her services. 

As Reconstructionists, and in keeping with our values of inclusivity and egalitarianism, B’nai Havurah welcomes interfaith and same-sex couples as members of our community.  Rabbi Evette will officiate your Jewish wedding. The couple must intend to have a Jewish home and raise Jewish children, should they be blessed.

For additional information about weddings, contact Rabbi Evette at rabbi@bnaihavurah.org

 

Brit Milah / Baby Naming

Bringing your child into the Jewish community through Brit Milah or a baby naming ceremony is an exciting event for everyone. Rabbi Evette Lutman can support all members with these and other life cycle events. Rabbi Lutman, our musicians and other ritual leaders are also available to the greater Jewish community for an honorarium. Please contact the office for more information.

 

B'nai Mitzvah

Jewish learning is celebrated and encouraged for all members of the B'nai Havurah community.

For youth B'nai Mitzvah programming, please click here to go to our youth programming page. 

Adult education is also very important to the B'nai community (Rabbi Evette herself became Bat Mitzvah'ed at the age 39). For more information about adult education and adult B'nai Mitzvah programming please click here to visit the adult education page or reach out to Rabbi Evette directly at rabbi@bnaihavurah.org

 

Bereavement

The Chesed Committee at B’nai Havurah is one of our most active committees.  Together with Rabbi Evette, members of Chesed are poised to alert the B’nai Havurah community to recent passings and to provide care and comfort to the grieving family and friends. The committee is also available to assist Rabbi Evette and the family with funeral arrangements and facilitate shiva plans. 

Rabbi Evette’s wisdom and compassion are perhaps most in evidence, and most appreciated, when our members are grieving the loss of a loved one. The rabbi is available to support bereaved families in the greater Jewish community as well. 

If you would like support following the recent loss of a loved one, please contact us at  office@bnaihavurah.org / 303-388-4441 and we will put you in touch with a member of our Chesed Committee or Rabbi Evette. 

 

Yahrzeit

B’nai Havurah keeps records of members’ yahrzeit information and sends notification to members of upcoming yahrzeits.  Yahrzeits are marked weekly when we recite Kaddish at Shabbat services and at Yizkor services throughout the year. 

Because we wish to make each memory a blessing, each Shabbat when a B'nai community member is observing a Yahrzeit, they are invited to share a short anecdote about how their loved one impact the world around them.

B’nai Havurah will also include your loved one in our High Holy Day Yizkor book.

You may update your family’s yahrzeit information yourself by going to “My Account” or if you need help, call us at 303-388-4441 or email us at office@bnaihavurah.org

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