Life Cycle Events

We are blessed with rituals and traditions that can sustain us on life’s journey, enriching our celebrations and providing comfort during our times of sorrow.

Here at The Temple-Tifereth Israel, our clergy devote themselves to making personal connections with our members and lending support at the most joyous and the most challenging moments in life. Our rabbis and cantor develop one-to-one relationships with families, children and teens as they prepare for Bar/Bat Mitzvah and Confirmation; they work with engaged couples and parents who are welcoming a new child; visit those who are ill, both at home and in the hospital; and counsel the bereaved. They also take time to listen and help our members explore the emotional and spiritual impact of life changes.

Coping with parenthood, family life, aging and loss can be stressful, but the synagogue can help us make the most of life’s journey and find personal meaning along the way.


Welcoming a baby into this world is one of life’s greatest joys. We are ready to help you celebrate at the start of your child’s Jewish journey.


We hold a special Consecration ceremony for our first graders. This is the first year they begin their journey of formal Jewish education. In this way, we send the message that Jewish learning is special.


Reform Judaism recognizes that young adults should continue their studies after becoming B’nai Mitzvah. Our teen programs provide a variety of experiences designed to encourage lifelong connections to Judaism.


If you are considering converting to Judaism, our community provides a supportive and welcoming place for you to make this sacred exploration. The first step toward exploring conversion is to set up a meeting with any one of our clergy.


Our clergy can help you prepare for this wonderful, joyous occasion, by working with you in designing the ceremony. We also counsel you, offering Jewish wisdom in preparation for a life dedicated to love and companionship.

Death and Mourning

Our tradition offers several powerful end of life rituals that help to heal a broken heart. We can help you with the rituals of this time and implement other meaningful Jewish mourning practices.

Mayfield Cemetery

The Temple Cemetery is the lush Mayfield Cemetery located at 2749 Mayfield Road Cleveland Heights, Ohio, just west of Coventry Road. You may contact Cemetery Director Jeff Morris by phone…