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Jewish Life Transitions

Judaism provides structure, ritual and community practices that can make everyday life moments rewarding. These animated videos share some of the basics from what are the steps to converting to Judaism to learning how to say a Jewish blessing for firsts.

Understand the answers to the top questions people have from what should you wear, to when you should arrive to what to expect at the service and of course what kind of gift people generally give.


Learn about the Jewish ritual around immersing in water called the mikvah and why you might want to take the plunge.


So, you want to convert to Judaism? Converting to Judaism is a big deal so we have outlined five steps for you to easily understand the process to expect about studying, ritual, and how long it generally takes to become part of the Tribe.


There’s a lot of emphasis in Judaism on stopping to recognize special moments. Some do this in the form of a prayer or a blessing for the first time they are doing something new. Take a moment to learn this prayer, so the next time you find yourself in a first, you’ll know what to say.


While issues about ending a marriage can be messy and complex we have explained the one piece that can be rather… simple.


Saying the Jewish blessing over children is a sweet and special custom on Friday nights before Shabbat dinner. Here’s how to do it.


Having kids is sometimes hard. Giving birth to a baby is really hard. Judaism has a neat ritual to mark getting through the experience. Watch this video here or on our Youtube Channel to learn the Gomel, a prayer new mothers can say to mark the end of a great accomplishment.


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