Welcoming & Raising Children

We greet each child with affection and joy. Every baby comes to us full of promise and potential. As parents, we are privileged to welcome them into our families, our communities and the embrace of the Jewish people. Raising children to adulthood, we encounter many milestones along the way. Children are weaned, lose their teeth, and start school. Some get their driver’s licenses and eventually leave home for good. Here are rituals for welcoming children and for celebrating the milestones on their paths to adulthood.

Excerpted from Seder Brit Eloheha

By Rabbi Jeremy Schwartz
Excerpt from an original babynaming ceremony in which the baby is welcomed into the covenant by perfuming her ears with myrtle.   more
Ritual Component

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