Having a baby

For a boy, Brit Milah is the Jewish ritual of circumcision, which traditionally takes place when the baby is eight days old. For many Jews, this act fulfils the ancient tradition and mitzvah (commandment) ordained in the Torah. This ceremony usually takes place in the home, and includes naming the baby.

For a girl, a Simchat Bat, a naming ceremony, symbolises their entry into the Jewish covenant. It typically takes place in the home, or during a Shabbat morning service.

If you are interested in organising a Brit Milah or Simchat Bat, please contact one of our Rabbis.