Our religion has meaningful ways to mark those events that add beauty and significance to our lives. For instance, there is the Shehecheyanu blessing recited both on special religious occasions, such as the beginning of a holiday, and on meaningful personal occasions, such as meeting a friend one has not seen for 30 days or eating a new fruit that has not been eaten since Rosh Hashanah. There is also Birkat HaGomel, a special blessing of thanksgiving said, among other occasions, when one has recovered from an illness, or has crossed an ocean.
The synagogue provides a wonderful location for a Bat or Bar Mitzvah, a bris or baby naming, an aufruf or a wedding. Those who are celebrating birthdays or anniversaries can be called to the Torah on Shabbat.
The Rabbi is here to help with your simchas or crises in your family life. Please call the office ( 516-599-2634) to inform us of your needs.