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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 places 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 forefather 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.

Although Brit Milah can take place in a private home, Congregation Shaarey Zedek’s clergy can perform this ceremony following the morning prayer service and is equipped with superb catering services 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

Fri, 21 June 2024 15 Sivan 5784