Life Cycle Events

We are blessed with rituals and traditions that can sustain us on life’s journey, enriching our celebrations and providing comfort during our times of sorrow.

Here at The Temple-Tifereth Israel, our clergy devote themselves to making personal connections with our members and lending support at the most joyous and the most challenging moments in life. Our rabbis and cantor develop one-to-one relationships with families, children and teens as they prepare for Bar/Bat Mitzvah and Confirmation; they work with engaged couples and parents who are welcoming a new child; visit those who are ill, both at home and in the hospital; and counsel the bereaved. They also take time to listen and help our members explore the emotional and spiritual impact of life changes.

Coping with parenthood, family life, aging and loss can be stressful, but the synagogue can help us make the most of life’s journey and find personal meaning along the way.

Baby Naming

We celebrate the great blessing of a newborn with a ceremony that brings that child into the covenant, and confers upon them a Hebrew name. Our Rabbis can help you think through and design this ceremony, which can take place either at home, or at the synagogue. To schedule please contact one of our Rabbis directly by calling (216) 831-3233.


Health and Safety Policies 

  • Masks must be worn at all times while indoors at The Temple, regardless of vaccination status.
  • We invite vaccinated adults to attend in person
  • Family and friends traveling from out of town are strongly encouraged to take extra safety precautions and submit to COVID testing prior to the event if possible.
  • Children who are not yet eligible for the vaccine are welcome to attend with vaccinated adults in their household.
  • Unvaccinated and immunocompromised adults are strongly encouraged to attend virtually.
  • All attendees must sign in upon arrival for contact tracing purposes.
  • There will be at least 20 feet of distance between clergy and congregation.
  • No more than 50 people are permitted in the chapel. Events anticipating more than 50 people will take place in the sanctuary.
  • There will be no Aliyot/honors from the pulpit; Aliyot and honors to be taken from a distance
  • Vaccination is mandatory for clergy and staff.
  • Clergy will receive weekly COVID testing.