Mazal Tov! Welcoming a new baby into the Jewish people and into the Jewish community is one of the most exhilarating occasions at Moriah. It is a benefit of membership to utilize our space and staff to officiate, host, and help you coordinate your simcha.

Brit Milah ceremonies are held during the day, eight days after the baby boy is born. The ceremony can take place in the synagogue or privately at home.

Moriah offers a naming ceremony to welcome baby girls. This usually takes place at a Shabbat morning service, and can also take place at any time including morning minyan, or on Rosh Chodesh.

Please contact Judy Alex at 847-948-5340 for scheduling options for your simcha.


Mazal Tov! A Bar/Bat Mitzvah is when a Jewish boy or girl becomes an adult in the eyes of the Jewish community. Bar/Bat Mitzvah transitions our youth to Jewish adulthood. Our students participate in the Shabbat morning service, including reading from the Torah and Haftorah. For more information on the bar/bat mitzvah process at Moriah, please take a look at our Bar/Bat Mitzvah Handbook.
Please note that dates are only assigned to synagogue members in good standing. In addition, all students must be enrolled in Moriah’s Family School or an approved Jewish day school program.


Mazal Tov! Please begin your planning process by contacting the Rabbi. For scheduling information, contact the office.


The Shabbat before the wedding is a traditional time for an Auf-Ruf. It is customary to be called up to the Torah to receive a blessing. Please contact the office for more information and scheduling.


Our Rabbi, staff and our community are there to support you and your family in times of need. You will know that you are not alone in times of trouble. The Rabbi is available for hospital and home visits and for counseling with your loved one, to a family meeting with the Rabbi to talk about the deceased and begin the healing process, to the funeral/burial. The entire Moriah community will also support you during the Shiva and for the yearly Yahrzeit.

  • Brit Milah/Baby Naming
  • Bar/Bat Mitzvah
  • Weddings/Auf Rufs
  • Pastoral Care

Moriah is here for you!

Moriah is here to help in times of joy and sorrow in your or your family’s life. If you know someone who needs to speak with a member of our clergy, please contact the office at 847-948-5340 to be put in touch with the Rabbi.