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Lifecycles @ Beth Sholom

This community is here for you as you mark important events in the lifecycle. Need help or advice about any of the lifecycles below or another transition you are marking? We would love to support you---please reach out!


Did you just have a baby? Mazal Tov! Beth Sholom is a wonderful place to celebrate a bris or a baby naming. Please contact Rabbi Antine or Rabbi Cooper if you would like help finding a Mohel or would like help creating a baby naming ceremony for a daughter. 

If you would like to use our beautiful facility for the celebration, please contact our Director of Events and Building Services, Stevie Friedman

B'nai Mitzvah

There are many options for B'nai Mitzvah at Beth Sholom. They can be celebrated on Shabbat or during the week with many different options  to meet the needs of your child. Please click here to learn more about B'nai Mitzvah at Beth Sholom.  



Beth Sholom has a beautiful facility for rentals and we work with all Vaad of Washington approved caterers.

Please contact Director of Events & Building Services, Stevie Friedman,  to set up a tour and to learn more about our beautiful facility.

Bereavement and Loss

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

MY FAMILY'S ETHICAL VALUES: A Personal Torah Commentary by Phil Sunshine. Beth Sholom member Phil Sunshine wrote a personal Torah commentary in the midst of his year of mourning for his father. You can learn more about his commentary here. You can purchase his commentary on Amazon by clicking here


BSCTT has three Orthodox burial locations in the Washington, D.C. area.
Beltway to exit 15B-West (Central Avenue) Follow Central Ave. for approx. 4 miles to Southern Ave.NOTE- Central Ave. becomes East Capitol St. just past the Addison Rd. Metro Station.Turn left onto Southern Ave. (Capitol Heights Metro Station will be on your left).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.
2333 15TH PLACE, S.E. (entrance on Congress Pl.)
 I-495 to exit 22B, the Baltimore-Washington, Pkway, South Keep left, take Suitland Parkway where it splits from the Baltimore-Washington Parkway (it is not an exit ramp). Go 1.5 miles on Suitland Parkway, until you come to Stanton Rd. Turn right onto Stanton Rd. At traffic light, turn right onto Bruce P. S.E., and proceed to 15th Place, S.E. Turn left onto 15th Place, S.E. Follow 15th Place to Congress Place, S.E. to the cemetery.
Fri, June 21 2024 15 Sivan 5784