Bris & Baby Naming
Welcoming a new baby into the Jewish people and into the Jewish community is one of the most happiest of occasions. As a member, we offer our space and staff to officiate, host and help you coordinate your simcha.
Parents of a baby girl may be honored by being called up to the Torah for an Aliyah on Shabbat to name the child. After the blessing following the Torah reading, the Rabbi recites a prayer welcoming the new baby into the community. It is traditional to contribute to the Kiddush Lunch after Shabbat Morning Services to celebrate this happy occasion.
The family may choose a different service : Shabbat afternoon Minchaor a private ceremony not bound to any prayer service, either at the Synagogue or at home.
Please contact our office at 312-337-6811
Brit Milah (widely known as bris), the covenant of circumcision, is a sign of the covenant between God and the Jewish people that was first established with our ancestor, Abraham, and then renewed at Sinai when the Jewish people received the Torah.
Brit Milah ceremonies are held during the day, eight days after the baby boy is born. The ceremony can take place in the synagogue or privately at home.
Contact our office for scheduling options of this simcha.
Parents, please contact the mohel (the trained medical and religious professional who performs the circumcision) directly. ( Listed in Chicago-area mohelim in the Jewish United Fund’s Guide to Jewish Living. Please click here to access the Mohelim page of the Guide directly.
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