Life Cycle

Birth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bar/Bat Mitzvah

B’nai Mitzvah Meetings with the Rabbi Antine

Meeting #1 – 1 year before the Bar/Bat Mitzvah:
• Overview of B’nai Mitzvah process
• Review of Tutoring Options
• Review/Design the service and Dvar Torah

Meeting #2 – 2 months before Bar/Bat Mitzvah:
• Check in to make sure bar/bat mitzvah is on schedule
• Practice in the sanctuary

Meeting #3 – one week before
• Complete rehearsal in sanctuary

It is your responsibility to set up meetings with Rabbi Antine. Please contact Aviva Kelsey to set this up

Girl's Bat Mitzvah Options

Shabbat and Yom Tov Standards
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wedding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Death: Chevra Kadisha

In the event of the death of a member, volunteers from the shul are available to assist you with the Tahara and Shomrim.

Bringing Books of Comfort (BBC) was designed by two BSTT parents, with a background in education, social work and hospice care, to help parents begin a dialogue with their children about dealing with death and grieving. BBC created backpacks filled with carefully chosen books about death, as well as other useful materials, that are personally delivered to families experiencing a death in the family. If you would like to know more about this program available at our shul, please contact Gilly Cannon gilly@bringingbooksofcomfort.org

Cemeteries

BSCTT has three Orthodox burial locations in the Washington, D.C. area.

NATIONAL CAPITAL HEBREW CEMETARY has new hours.  They will be open Monday-Thursday 9am- 7pm, Friday 9am-2pm, and Sunday 11am-7pm.

For detailed information including the purchase of burial plots, contact the shul office at office@bethsholom.org or 301.279.7010

DIRECTIONS TO CEMETERY-CAPITOL HEIGHTS, MD

  1. Beltway to exit 15B-West (Central Avenue)

  2. Follow Central Ave. for approx. 4 miles to Southern Ave.

  3. NOTE- Central Ave. becomes East Capitol St. just past the Addison Rd. Metro Station.

  4. Turn left onto Southern Ave. (Capitol Heights Metro Station will be on your left).

  5. Proceed on Southern Ave. 9/10ths mile past the cemetery (which will be on your left) to stop sign.   Turn left at stop sign and left again on Fable.

Click this link to a mapquest map

DIRECTIONS TO D.C. LODGE (ELSAVETGRAD) CEMETERY,
2333 15TH PLACE, S.E. (entrance on Congress Pl.)
ANACOSTIA, WASH. D.C.

  1. I-495 to exit 22B, the Baltimore-Washington, Pkway, South

  2. Keep left, take Suitland Parkway where it splits from the Baltimore-Washington Parkway (it is not an exit ramp).

  3. Go 1.5 miles on Suitland Parkway, until you come to Stanton Rd.

  4. Turn right onto Stanton Rd.

  5. At traffic light, turn right onto Bruce P. S.E., and proceed to 15th Place, S.E.

  6. Turn left onto 15th Place, S.E.

  7. Follow 15th Place to Congress Place, S.E. to the cemetery.

Click on this link for a mapquest map

DIRECTIONS TO GANZIKARON CEMETERY
(GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE) 
http://www.gardenofremembrance.org/directions.html