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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.

Baby Naming 101

Learn the basics of a Jewish baby naming or covenant ceremony, with sample rituals to get you started!   more
Learn the Basics

Simkhat Ben

By Chaia Beckerman
Phrases from the Bible are used to form an acrostic of the child's name - a tradition in ceremony and prayer - in this welcoming ceremony for an adopted son who has not yet undergone conversion.   more
Complete Ceremony

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