At Temple Emanu-El, we are proud to be there for the most sacred moments in the lives of our worshippers. Our temple is the place to celebrate your simchas – joyous occasions – as well as one to provide comfort for each other in times of grief.

All manner of sacred occasions are observed here, including:

  • baby namings
  • bar/bat mitzvahs
  • weddings
  • funerals

Temple Emanu-El is just the right size to make each occasion special to you, and our Rabbis, Brenner Glickman and Michael Shefrin, are warm and caring.

For more information on celebrating a lifecycle event with Temple Emanu-El, please contact us at (941) 371-2788 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Life Cycle Events

Judaism includes a wide variety of life cycle events, including weddings, birth rituals, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Confirmation, conversation and rituals for death and mourning. Click HERE for an overview of Jewish life cycle events, and the rich meaning of each.