Life Events

We are here to help.  Please call Claudie Goldstein, our Executive Director, for assistance.  208 726 1183.

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Celebrate a Bar/Bat Mitzvah

Becoming a “son or daughter of the Commandments” – mitzvot - is a part of growing up and taking on the moral responsibilities of being a part of the Jewish community. Your child (at any age after 12 for girls or 13 for boys), will learn to read Hebrew, read from our precious Torah scroll, give a speech about how they connected to what they have learned, and become an adult in the eyes of the Jewish community. They will learn with other Jewish kids in our unique and fun Bar/Bat Mitzvah Prep class (BBMP) and make some important friendships along the way. Each Bar/Bat Mitzvah is individualized and your child and family will have a great team of educators helping and guiding along the way. Click here to answer some questions about the process and to start your family’s awesome journey.

We are here to help.  Please call Claudie Goldstein, our Executive Director, for assistance.  208 726 1183.

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Baby Naming: Bris/Brit (boy) and Brit Bat (girl)

Such a joyous occasion to bring a new child into the covenant of the Jewish people! Both boys and girls have special ceremonies around their naming, giving the family the opportunity to share why the child is named as they are, to give the child very special blessings and celebrate together. The male  Bris or Brit  might also have a ritual circumcision included - please check with Rabbi Robbi for details. 

We are here to help.  Please call Claudie Goldstein, our Executive Director, for assistance.  208 726 1183.

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Conversions

If you are interested in formally becoming a part of the Jewish people, you will be required to do some group and individual study, reading and writing, as well as participate in at least an entire year of the Jewish cycle of holidays. We have resources from colleagues in Idaho and around the world that can help you achieve this life-changing focus on your future. This is an honor for us, the Jewish people, to bring you into our history, faith, civilization and celebrations. Please check with Rabbi Robbi.

We are here to help.  Please call Claudie Goldstein, our Executive Director, for assistance.  208 726 1183.

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Weddings

Mazel tov! You have decided to take on a life partner and want to celebrate though a Jewish lens! WRJC’s philosophy is one of a “Big Tent” – all are welcome who want to participate in our Jewish life and we want to support you on these life cycle journeys.  Rabbi Robbi is well-versed in performing interfaith ceremonies, LGBTQ+ ceremonies and in connecting our beautiful traditions to include and embrace you from the very beginning of  your married life. Please contact Rabbi Robbi for more information. 

We are here to help.  Please call Claudie Goldstein, our Executive Director, for assistance.  208 726 1183.

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Loss of a loved one

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. Jewish burial practices are filled with deep meaning and tradition. We are  here for you to help lay your loved one to rest. As is our custom, we do not let the mourner mourn alone - the WRJC can arrange for a prayer minyon to support you in your grief. May their names be for a blessing.