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Welcoming New Life

Is your family anticipating welcoming new life?

Celebrate the arrival of your baby with a naming ceremony: Brit Milah for a boy or Simchat Bat for a girl.

Brit Milah

The Torah commands us to circumcise our newborn sons on the eighth day of their new lives. Through countless generations over millennia, this powerful ceremony celebrates new life, and also brings our sons into Judaism’s sacred covenant. Rabbi Moritt can put you in touch with a sensitive mohel/mohelet (ritual circumciser), help parents understand and craft the ceremony, and co-officiate along with the mohel/mohelet. Many of the practitioners Rabbi Moritt can recommend have professional medical backgrounds.

Baby Naming/Simchat Bat

We celebrate the great blessing of a newborn daughter or newly adopted children with a ceremony that brings them into the covenant and confers upon them a Hebrew name. Rabbi Moritt can help you think through and craft a fully inclusive ceremony, which can take place at the synagogue on Shabbat whether you are already a temple member or not. Home ceremonies may also be available.

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