Thursday 16 August 2018 :: 5 Elul 5778
Welcome Religious Life Life Cycle Events
Life Cycle Events

Ecclesiastes teaches us, For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven. Judaism honours life’s significant milestones with meaningful rituals rooted in our ancient traditions. The sections below describe how Etz Chayim Synagogue’s Rabbi and staff can provide members with spiritual wisdom and practical support to make the most of each one.

Baby Namings

The Etz Chayim clergy are delighted to welcome our youngest synagogue members into our community by helping expectant or new parents choose Hebrew names.

B'nei Mitzvah

Our B'nei Mitzvah Program helps prepare young synagogue members for the privileges and responsibilities of Jewish adulthood. Please feel free to explore our B'nei Mitzvah Program resources on this website.

Adult B'nei Mitzvah

It's never too late for Jewish adults to acquire the knowledge and skills that enable them to lead congregational worship.


Our Rabbi and Cantors delight in officiating at wedding ceremonies for members, their children or couples wishing to join the synagogue.

Birthdays & Anniversaries

Regular Shabbat services offer the opportunity to bless congregants celebrating special milestones. We offer blessings to every child under the age of 13 and to all adults celebration milestones ending with 5’s or 0’s.

End of Life

Synagogue families receive support that recognizes the sanctity and dignity of human life in all its stages.

Memorial Wall Plaques

The Memorial Wall in our sanctuary provides a special place to honour those who have especially touched our lives.