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Jewish Lifecycles

Some Jewish lifecycles or rituals like the bris, the chuppah and shiva have been around for thousands of years, others like simchat bat are more recent expressions. These short animations share the basics.

Jewish traditions can be a source of strength and inspiration from day one — check out these animated shorts about Jewish lifecycles or Jewish rituals for welcoming and raising a child from deciding how to have a child, to the baby naming, to blessing your child on Shabbat up to a Bar or Bat Mitzvah.

Helpful explainers about Jewish weddings! Check out our short animated guides to the chuppah, mikvah, engagement traditions, ketubah, breaking the glass, the hora, and more.

When you or a friend loses a loved one, Jewish tradition can be a source of comfort. These short videos are a guide to helping mourners through the grieving process in very Jewish ways.

Animated videos sharing some of the basics from what are the steps to converting to Judaism to learning how to say a Jewish blessing for firsts.


For additional resources about Jewish lifecycles, check out our partners:


Koret Foundation

The G‑dcast Jewish Lifecycles Project was made possible with generous support from The Koret Foundation, as part of their Initiative on Jewish Peoplehood.

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