Welcoming Our Children into the World
Baby namings for girls usually occur within the first few months. We usually name babies at our Shabbat service (Friday or Saturday) or at a separate location.
Sometimes the babies and their parents are new to us; sometimes they are the children or grandchildren of members. All are welcome to call us and arrange a date for us to welcome your child into the Jewish community. You will meet with Rabbi Litwak to discuss how the ceremony will work for your family (and to help choose your child’s Jewish name, if you’re not sure what it should be).
B’rit Milah (Bris):
Brit Milah is celebrated on the eighth day for boys, and includes both the medical procedure and Hebrew naming.
Your simcha can occur in the chapel, sanctuary, or at another location. Please note that there is a separate fee for the services of the mohel. We have a list of mohels with whom we co-officiate, you can find a mohel by calling or emailing to our office.
Often the family of the newly-named child hosts the post-services Kiddush. Please contact our Events Coordinator Angela Mardy for more information.