Life Cycle

Sha’arei Shalom can help you to celebrate your happy life cycle events and guide you through the challenges of difficult times too.

Our community has decades of experience in helping people to plan and to hold events marking all the stages of life from the delights of a birth through a young person’s growth to maturity and then the inevitable final stages of the journey.

Whatever your needs, we can help.

  • Wedding Ceremonies

    We would be delighted to assist you in arranging your wedding. Our Rabbi, the Synagogue staff plus voluntary officers, such as the Secretary for Marriages, will work with you to make your important event a success.

  • Bar & Bat Mitzvahs

    The bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah ceremony is a child’s first public act of personal commitment to Judaism, an opportunity for them to demonstrate a mastery of the basic elements of the religion to their entire family.

  • Funeral & Stone Settings

    When someone close to us dies it is normal for us to experience heightened emotions and stress. At such a time, we may find ourselves called upon to take charge of the affairs of the deceased person.

  • Baby Blessings

    It is a mitzvah to give a child a Hebrew name and it is customary to celebrate this lifecycle event by announcing the baby’s name in a community setting.

  • Burial or Cremation

    The first thing one has to do is to ascertain whether the deceased will be buried or cremated. This depends on either the wishes of the deceased as previously expressed or the close family members.


Are you looking for some guidance or have questions about
the Jewish faith?