Baby Namings: Baby girls will not be named during this health crisis, but postponed until a later date when it will be safe to gather together for Shabbat morning services.
Brit Milah: Baby boys can have a bris in the home, with just the mohel and a very small group of family (ideally parents, grandparents, and baby) following social distancing protocol. No celebratory meal should be served.
Funerals: Funerals can either be held with a virtual service, with a burial led by a BJ rabbi and a very small group of family in attendance, or a graveside service also with a BJ rabbi and very small group of family. Shiva will be held remotely.
Shiva: If you have a loss during this period, we will provide support to offer virtual shiva (via Zoom, phone calls, or video calls, per the desire of the mourners). Mourners can also participate in daily minyanim and say kaddish.
Weddings: Marriage ceremonies are postponed until it is once again safe to gather.