Lifecycle

Community is our middle name, and we strive to live up to it. This makes Woodlands a beloved place in which to mark life’s joyous milestones and its toughest challenges.

Judaism is rich in traditions that help us celebrate happy events and that bring comfort when we face illness or loss. Ritual connects us with our community and with Jews across time and space. Lifecycle observances at Woodlands combine age-old and contemporary elements to help members make sacred moments of life’s important transitions. And it happens in the embrace of a warm, supportive community.

Our clergy is available to assist members going through all major transitions. Please contact the temple office at 914-592-7070 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to schedule an appointment with Rabbi Billy Dreskin or Cantor Jonathan Gordon. 

In the other pages of this section, you can find specific information about Woodlands' approach to such milestones as brit and baby naming, B'nai BInah, Confirmation, Graduation, aufruf, marriage, death and mourning, and conversion. For information on the Bar and Bat Mitzvah process, visit the Learning section of this website.