We welcome babies into our community by bringing them
into the covenant between God and the Jewish people.
These covenantal ceremonies are the first step in raising Jewish children; they bring past, present, and future together. For baby boys, the covenant of circumcision (brit milah) takes place on the eighth day following birth. For baby girls, a naming covenant (brit bat) usually takes place within the first year, in the context of being called to the Torah.
Temple can help you find a mohel, organize a reception,
and even choose a Hebrew name for your child.
For children whose mothers are not Jewish, or who come into a family through adoption, we can also arrange for immersion in the mikvah to affirm their Jewish identity.