The Torah commands us to circumcise our newborn sons on the eighth day of their new lives. This powerful ceremony celebrates new life, and also brings our sons into Judaism's sacred covenant. We do not have a Mohel (ritual circumciser) in the Mt. Sinai region but Rabbi Dan would be delighted to work with you and your doctor and officiate at the ceremony.
Baby Naming/Simchat Bat
We celebrate the great blessing of a newborn daughter with a ceremony that brings her into the covenant, and confers her Hebrew name. Rabbi Dan can help you design this ceremony, which can take place either at home, or at the synagogue, soon after the birth of your daughter.
The Bar/Bat Mitzvah is the culmination of the early years of a child's Jewish education. Our Bar/Bat Mitzvah program is an integral part of our religious school and more information about it can be found on our religious school web page.
Rabbi Dan can help you prepare for this wonderful, joyous occasion, by teaching bride and groom the meaning of the ceremony, from Ketubah (marriage document), to Kiddushin (Engagement), to Huppah (Marriage Canopy), to Nissuin (marriage ceremony), to breaking the glass. He is available for congregant's weddings almost anywhere, as well as often being able to officiate at weddings for couples getting married in Wisconsin's northwoods.
Our tradition offers several powerful end of life rituals – Kriah (tearing of a garment), Levayah (funeral procession), Hesped (eulogy), Kevurah (burial), and Shivah (seven days of mourning). Rabbi Dan is available to perform the funeral ceremony, and help you understand and implement other meaningful Jewish mourning practices.