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Baby Naming, Brit Milah, and Brit Bat ceremonies are available to Temple members and unafilliated as ways to welcome children into the Judaism. Congregation Gemiluth Chassodim celebrations honor our Jewish traditions and families, and bring the joy of beginnings to all who participate. Congregation Gemiluth Chassodim celebrates families and includes parents from different heritages, same-sex parents, adopted kids – your family is our family. Our clergy will help you to create a meaningful ceremony either public or private at home or in our sanctuary.


The Rabbi of Gemiluth Chassodim helps couples celebrate their weddings in authentically Jewish, joyous, warm and welcoming ways all year long. In our synagogue and at locations in CENLA and NOLA, Congregation Gemiluth Chassodim clergy will partner with you in creating a vibrant and beautiful ceremony. Couples with partners from different backgrounds, interfaith couples, same-sex couples – we want to sanctify your relationships as you become a Jewish family.


Congregation Gemiluth Chassodim celebrates our married couples at every age and stage of life. From Milestone anniversary blessings at a Shabbat Evening Service to discussions about partnering and parenting with clergy, our synagogue family supports your family.


Congregation Gemiluth Chassodim warmly welcomes and encourages non-Jews to learn about and explore Judaism. Through informal meetings,  Torah Study classes, our weekly services and one-on-one discussions with our clergy, we make becoming Jewish a meaningful, spiritual, and communal experience.


Congregation Gemiluth Chassodim’s entire community family is dedicated to caring compassionately for every one of our members as we struggle through health issues and support family members who struggle, too. Our Caring Committee reaches people in need of hospital and home visits, prayers for healing at services and services devoted to healing and comfort, all which reflect our devotion to the care and support of every Congregation Gemiluth Chassodim family member.


Congregation Gemiluth Chassodim provides support and care for end-of-life issues. We help our families with the Jewish priorities of caring and comforting for those near the end of life, honoring our dearly departed loved ones and helping mourners commemorate our losses and cope in their wake. 

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