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Resources

General

ritualwell – Ceremonies for Jewish Living
Ritualwell is the source for innovative, contemporary Jewish rituals. On ritualwell you can browse thousands of rituals, listen to music, download a ritual, or cut and paste your own.

My Jewish Learning
A unique trans-denominational website of top-quality Jewish educational articles and resources at multiple levels, geared toward learners of all backgrounds. Includes sections on Holidays, Lifecycle, and Daily Life and Practice.

My Jewish Learning Lifecycle Bibliography

Bar/Bat Mitzvah

Putting God on the Guest List: How to Reclaim the Spiritual Meaning of Your Child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah by Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin

Wedding

The New Jewish Wedding by Anita Diamant
The New Jewish Wedding provides couples with options–some new, some old–to create a wedding that combines spiritual meaning and joyous celebration. . . This is a special kind of “how-to” book because it concerns itself with the Jewish “why-to’s” as well as all the important but mundane details of where-to, when-to, and what-to.

The Creative Jewish Wedding Book: A Hands-On Guide to New & Old Traditions, Ceremonies & Celebrations by Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer

Welcoming a Newborn

The New Jewish Baby Book by Anita Diamant
The New Jewish Baby Book is a complete guide to customs and rituals for welcoming a new child to the world and into the Jewish community, and for commemorating this joyous event in family life — whatever your family constellation.

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