Milestone Birthdays

Birthday cake and presents are fun, but ritual adds meaning and depth to milestone birthday celebrations as we express gratitude and blessings for another year lived.

Elders' Prayer

By Cathy Cohen
"Let our prayers help unbind / the knots of this world..."   more
Poem

Tags: aging

Turning 80

By Judith Ruskay Rabinor
A ceremony planned by a daughter for family and friends to celebrate her mother's 80th birthday   more
Poem

Becoming a Crone

A Simchat Chochma (Joy of Wisdom Ceremony) for a 60th birthday. Elements include the donning of a shroud, making vows, and taking a new name.   more
Complete Ceremony

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