Our clergy officiates at both Brit Milah ceremonies for boys and naming ceremonies for girls. They seek to make this age-old tradition meaningful and relevant to our congregants.
(A Brit Milah is Hebrew for “covenant of circumcision,” a ritual for Jewish boys when they are 8 days old. It is commonly known as “bris,” which is the Ashkenazi or Yiddish pronunciation of “brit.” – from InterfaithFamily.com)
A girl’s name is officially given in the synagogue at a baby naming ceremony.
A boy’s name is given during the brit milah.
When a Brit Milah is being performed, blessings are read before the operation, followed by further blessings and a brief Naming Ceremony.
Our clergy can assist in hiring a mohel (the person who performs the ritual circumcision). Please email or phone our clergy for assistance.