In light of COVID-19, we have made several changes to our weddings, conversion, funerals and b’nai mitzvah. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Rabbi Patrick on behalf of Kehillah is honored to serve you in your lifecycle events including weddings, baby naming, bar and bat mitzvah and funerals.
We are also honored to support people on their path through conversion to Judaism. We turn no one away!
100% of the fees from lifecycle services fund Kehillah.
For more information on any of these lifecycle services, please contact us.
Rabbi Patrick is available for weddings including interfaith, intercultural and non-religious weddings as well as weddings for LGBTQ partners. All weddings are customized to fit your particular needs and do not require a set “script”. Weddings include free use of any Judaica you need as well as one session of pre-marital counseling. Please note that Rabbi Patrick is sometimes not available for weddings on Friday evenings Jewish holidays, but will do the best he can to make himself available. Learn more on his website at RabbiPatrick.com.
Conversion to Judaism
As a community with many Jews by choice, as well as a rabbi who is a convert to Judaism, it honor to help those on their spiritual journey.
We consider everyone who comes to our events as equal and make no distinction between those who were born Jewish, not Jewish or in the conversion process.
There are many considerations concerning the halacha, the Jewish legal perspective, on conversion. Rabbi Patrick will help you to make an informed decision on these questions and more.
Conversion with our community includes student-directed online learning as well as participation in the Kehillah Jewish community. Conversion is a personal process and should be guided as much by the student as by the community.
Your conversion reaches its ritual completion in the Temple Beth El mikvah. Two fellow educated Jews (rabbis, cantors or lay people) participate in your spiritual journey by being on the bet din prior to your mikvah. Our community will throw you a party the following Shabbat to celebrate!
Funerals and memorials are a difficult time. Our community makes it simple by meeting whatever needs you may have, whenever you may have them. Unlike weddings, Rabbi Patrick is available to offer funeral and memorial services anywhere, anytime. Funerals and memorials can include many Jewish religious and cultural rituals. Rabbi Patrick will guide you on what may be best for your family, and give you the opportunity to pick and choose those things which are most meaningful and relevant to you. Rabbi Patrick will officiate funerals of non-Jewish members of Jewish families, funerals on Shabbat as well as in the case of cremation.
Information about bar and bat mitzvah can be found here.
We are honored to support Jewish families through baby naming/bris/simchat bat. Rabbi Patrick will officiate baby namings for Jewish, interfaith, LGBTQ and intercultural families. Rabbi will also officiate baby namings where circumcision is either performed before the baby naming in a medical environment, or not performed at all.