Celebrating your life cycle event in the heart of Israel

The Daniel Centers welcome you to join our community to celebrate your most important events.

Each of our rabbis at Beit Daniel, Kehilat Halev and Kehilat Daniel in Jaffa are English speakers and officiate over hundreds of life cycle events each year.  From birth ceremonies, such as B’rit Milah and B’rit Bat, becoming Bar and Bat Mitzvah, and joyous celebrations of marriage and commitment, they will help you to make your simcha personal and special. 

What makes The Daniel Centers for Progressive Judaism especially unique is our mission to provide an inclusive experience for all Jews, from all walks of life, and for all those seeking a welcoming home in our community. We are honored to celebrate these occasions with families from around the world, who want to experience their simcha in the Holy Land, and are looking for a progressive, traditional, and egalitarian approach to their life cycle events, in the heart of Israel – Tel Aviv-Jaffa.

Bar and Bat Mitzvah

Central to the values of Reform Judaism is the family is celebrating together.  “From generation to generation” the Torah is passed from the grandmothers and grandfathers, to the mothers and fathers, to the girl or boy. Celebrations can be held in any one of our communities, on Saturday morning, mid day and afternoon, or on Mondays and Thursdays. As part of the preparatory session, parents and children attend meetings, study and experience, and a moving ceremony of laying tefillin. We commonly support dozens of families living abroad through virtual connections and tutoring. 

Weddings and Commitment Ceremonies 

A Reform wedding or commitment ceremony is inclusive and welcoming of all Jews, including same sex couples.  The ceremony is in contemporary Israeli spirit. Our values sustain the traditional rituals, while inviting creativity, openness and equality. The couple at a Reform wedding receive personal attention, consultation, and support in planning the ceremony and writing of the ketubah.  There is more than one way to get married and our senior Rabbi Meir Azari has officiated at over 2000 weddings in Tel Aviv, throughout Israel – from Caesarea to Ein Geddi. 

B’rit Milah and Simchat Bat 

Beit Daniel works with a number of physicians who are trained to perform circumcision and attend your son’s b’rit milah ceremony, in the synagogue or your home.  The setting is where you are most comfortable. Simchat Bat or the naming of a daughter ceremony is becoming more common in Israel. We encourage parents to speak with our staff to help you create a ceremony that is meaningful for your family.  

Join the thousands of families who have been celebrated with us in a Jewish, egalitarian and family atmosphere! For more information please contact: Anat Katira – Life Cycle Events Coordinator, tekes@beit-daniel.org.il 

If you are visiting Israel to celebrate your lifecycle event The Mishkenot Ruth Daniel Guest House in Jaffa is available and offers group rates for guests affiliated with the Reform Movement worldwide.  They also provide catering for all events. For more information please contact us at: +972-3-5264518 / +972-2288958 or visit the website: Ruth Daniel Residence

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