Ceremonies

We offer opportunities throughout the year for families to learn and celebrate together as a Kehillah, a community. We want your family to feel part of the B’nai Amoona family.

Consecration

The Consecration Ceremony is when we welcome and bless of our Kindergarten students who have started their formal religious education through their enrollment in The Meyer Kranzberg Learning Center  or in a Jewish day school.  We also consecrate students, at any grade level, who are new to Jewish education.  This ceremony is held from the bima on Shabbat, sharing the experience with our congregational family. Consecration is held each fall after the high holy days. This year it will be on Saturday, September 24, 2016.

Kitah Bet Havdalah

For our students in our religious school, Kitah Bet culminates their study of Havdalah with a special Havdalah service. The students lead Havdalah for their family and friends. This year the ceremony will be held on Tuesday, April 4th, 2017.

Third Grade B’nai Mitzvah Journey

B’nai Mitzvah dates are handed out each year to our third graders. This is done during our B’nai Mitzvah Journey. Parents come together to begin the B’nai Mitzvah journey with a study opportunity with Rabbi Rose and Avital Ostfield. Families consider actions they can begin now in order to start their family on the best path for the B’nai Mitzvah experience they envision. Following the conversation the students begin their journey by receiving their date, a blessing and a book to help mark this important milestone. This year the ceremony will be held on Sunday, March 26, 2017.

Sidddur Ceremony

At our Siddur Ceremony, we honor our 3rd grade MKLC students with their own siddur. This ceremony recognizes our students increased abilities to become active participants in the synagogue service. The Ceremony is followed by a family Shabbat dinner. This year the ceremony will be held on Friday, January 20, 2017.

Confirmation

Our 9th and 10th grade students are Confirmed during a Friday evening service. It is a time when our sixteen-year-olds confirm their commitment to Jewish values and observances, three years into their Jewish adulthood.  This year the ceremony will be on Friday, May 5, 2017.