Covenant & Naming Rituals

Historically, Jewish people have formally welcomed boys into the covenant with God, marking the occasion with celebration and circumcision. The birth of a girl was met with joy, but no ritual or communal celebration. We offer a variety of ways to formally welcome both girls and boys. You’ll also find naming rituals and blessings for parents, grandparents and children.

On Children

Lyrics by Khalil Gibran, Music by Ysaye M. Barnwell
Lyrics adapted from the poem "On Children" by Kahlil Gibran author of The Prophet   more
Song

Sheheheyanu

By Ruth F. Brin, z”l
A modern version in English of the traditional prayer for giving thanks   more
Prayer

Tags: shehekheyanu

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