Congregation Adath Israel

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115 Huntingtown Road, Newtown, CT

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P.O. Box 623, Newtown, CT 06470

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Life Cycle

Judaism guides us through the cycle of life with traditions we follow at CAI. From circumcision, baby naming, bar/bat mitzvah, marriage, and the end of life, we support each other, as a community through these rites of passage. All events can be held at the synagogue. Our social hall is available for after event gatherings for up to 110 people.  Please contact the office for rental information –

B’rit Milah / Baby Naming

Brit Milah is performed on day 8 of a boy’s life and can be done privately or as a community.

Baby Naming – for a boy, this is done at the time of the Brit. For a girl, the naming can be performed at any time.

Bar & Bat Mitzvah

A Bar or Bat Mitzvah is a special event for not only the child, but also the parents, siblings, grandparents, other relatives and friends. At Adath Israel the Ritual Committee is committed to make the Bar or Bat Mitzvah a memorable, enjoyable experience with the hope that this is the beginning of the child’s deeper quest for knowledge of his or her Jewish roots.


Marriage ceremonies are performed in the sanctuary under a chuppah, or at a venue of your choosing.

An Aufruf, a Yiddish word meaning “calling up”, is a pre-wedding aliyah.  It is traditional for a bride and groom to be called up for an aliyah on the Saturday prior to their wedding. 


We offer conversion classes on an as-needed basis.

Death & Mourning

Rabbi Schectman is available to officiate at funerals, memorial services and shiva services. We offer cemetery plots for members and their families in the Adath Israel section of the B’nai Israel Cemetery in Monroe, CT.