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Lifecycle events

Beth Sholom is a part of congregants' lives throughout the year for many Jewish life-cycle events.  From birth on, BST helps families with the following life events.  

Birth

B'nai Mitzvah

Confirmation

Conversion

Marriage

Death & Mourning, Burial

For more information on each event, see the individual sections below.

To Schedule an Event or Rent a BST Facility, see the links to the right.

Birth

When a child is born to a family, it is a joyous time for all. It can also be a very stressful time! Let the Beth Sholom Temple family share in your blessing and contact the office with any details you are comfortable giving. Our Caring Committee is always ready to help with a meal, or a willing pair of arms to share the happy burden of caring for your new bundle of joy. Our community can also help with any ceremonies you choose to partake in, such as those listed below. Email or call (540-373-4834) for more details, & most of all, Mazel Tov!

Bris

Naming

 

B'nai mitzvah

Beth Sholom is blessed with a vibrant youth population that is invested in Jewish Learning and making the world around them a better place! At BST, we encourage the pursuit of B'nai Mitzvah not just for our youth, but for all our members, and have had adult congregants called to the Torah just as enthusiastically. Find details by clicking hereB'nai Mitzah Manual    

 

b'nai mitzvah prayers

Click the link here to visit our playlist of practice prayers on Soundcloud, or listen directly on the site! These are recorded by our Cantor Intern for the benefit of those students preparing for B'nai Mitzvah.

The BST Tree of Life

If you have been Bar or Bat Mitzvah at Beth Sholom Temple, please fill out a form to have your name included on a leaf on our Tree of Life! Click here for details.

Post B'nei Mitzvah & Confirmation

Beth Sholom Temple is proud to have Post B'Nei Mitzvah Education and Confirmation as part of its faith heritage. Rabbi Michael Weinstein leads BST's confirmands when the students are of age for the ritual. Confirmation class information by request. Email our Religious School Principal and Rabbi to inquire!

Find Post B'Nei Mitzvah Course Information by clicking here!

conversion

Beth Sholom Temple's congregation is a melting pot for people of all backgrounds: those raised Orthodox, Conservative, Independent, & Reform, and those who are Jewish by choice! If you are interested in converting to Judaism, please start a conversation with Rabbi Michael Weinstein and start getting involved. Come to services, holidays, and other events, volunteer, and get to know our diverse and thriving Jewish community. We are happy to meet you and help you on your journey towards Judaism!

Marriage

Marriage is a blessing and a journey and Beth Sholom Temple is happy to be part of that journey for its congregants. As an ordained, Reform Rabbi, Rabbi Michael Weinstein is able to officiate weddings for the BST community and beyond. If you are interested in being married at Beth Sholom Temple, please start a dialogue by contacting him directly at rabbi@bstva.org.

Death and Mourning, burial

Beth Sholom Temple understands the solemnity and grief that accompanies the passing of a loved one. Our Rabbi, Caring Committee, and congregants are here to support you and your family as you say your final good-byes. 

If you experience a death in your family, please don't hesitate to reach out to Rabbi Michael Weinstein. If you cannot reach him, please contact our President and the office with whatever details you are comfortable sharing. It is our custom to announce our condolences to our congregation and to gather around our bereaved, offering comfort and stepping in to help as needed.

Beth Sholom can also provide for Memorial Services and even serve for Shiva purposes for families when needed. Contact the office to coordinate these details.  

Beth Sholom Temple owns a limited number of cemetery plots at Oak Hill Cemetery in Fredericksburg. See below for information on purchasing a lot.

IT IS NEVER TOO EARLY TO PLAN FOR CEMETERY LOTS


Beth Sholom Temple owns a limited number of cemetery plots at Oak Hill Cemetery in Fredericksburg. The cost for a plot for members is $1900.00 and for nonmembers is $2100.00. Please contact Bob Gettlin for further information on cemetery plots at robert@gettlin.com or 540-898-2588. 

Sat, December 16 2017 28 Kislev 5778