Community | Lifecycle Ceremonies
When deciding how to mark life’s most important moments, many nonreligious Israelis face a choice between having either an orthodox religious ceremony or nothing. A growing number of nonreligious Jewish Israelis are no longer satisfied with these choices. They seek meaningful, relevant and authentically Jewish ways to celebrate birth, bar/bat mitzvah and weddings. They want to mark death and mourn loved ones in a way that reflects their values and is both comfortable and comforting.
The Havaya Center is creating the alternative that so many Israelis seek: lifecycle and holiday ceremonies that are rooted in Jewish tradition and sources that also reflect contemporary culture and values. The Havaya Center studies, develops and conducts ceremonies that offer a big tent model of Judaism that is rich with history and beauty and relevant to today.