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Baby Naming & Brit MIlah (Bris)

Baby Naming

The naming of a Jewish child is a profound spiritual opportunity. For boys, it is connected to the Brit Milah ceremony and circumcision and for girls, it can be linked to the Torah service or a separate event, at the synagogue or in the home. A special Misheberach blessing is said that begins with a prayer for the mother’s good health and continues with a prayer for the future of the newborn child. Children are given their name publicly and they are welcomed into their new community.

This ceremony is followed by a kiddush reception so the family may share their joy and feel supported.

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Stacey Bazak
 
Ritual Secretary 
204-287-5131 
stacey@szwinnipeg.ca


Brit Milah (Bris)

Brit Milah (Bris) is the first major religious event to take place after the birth of a Jewish boy.

Brit, which means both “circumcision” and “covenant”, takes place on the eighth day after birth (if the child is in good health) and is performed by a Mohel - a trained practitioner. The original mitzvah or commandment of Milah was performed by Abraham, our ancestor, and has been passed on from one generation to another since that time as a physical symbol of the covenant between G-d and the Jewish people, and the welcoming of the newborn son into the people of Israel.

Brit Milah can take place in a private home, but it can also be performed in a room at the synagogue. Congregation Shaarey Zedek’s clergy may be able to participate and our catering team is available to make your celebration meaningful and festive.

Reach out to us — we're here to help!

Book your Simcha
Stacey Bazak 
Ritual Secretary 
204-287-5131 
stacey@szwinnipeg.ca

Mon, 28 September 2020 10 Tishrei 5781