Lifecycle Events

Baby Blessing: Baby blessings take place during Shabbat morning service and are a beautiful opportunity to share your joy with your friends and family as well as the wider community.

Bar/Bat Mitzvah:  Our Bar/Bat Mitzvah programme combines study days, independent learning and personal tuition.  The students learn to read from the Torah and take their place as full members of GLJC and responsible young adults.

Marriage: For members of Liberal Judaism communities, our Rabbi officiates at Jewish weddings and Jewish blessing ceremonies for mixed faith couples.

Burial: GLJC arranges Jewish funerals (burial or cremation), led by our Rabbi or a lay leader.  We have use of a consecrated Jewish plot at Cheltenham Cemetery where non-Jewish partners can also be buried.

Please contact us if you would like to find out more about marking a life cycle event at GLJC.