Welcoming Babies

Welcoming Babies

Baby Namings, Brit Milah and more!

Mazel tov! Here are some of the ways Beth Am celebrates your baby and your family through ritual and community.

Brit Milah

A Brit Milah is the ritual celebrating Jewish baby boys when they are 8 days old. This ceremony is a symbol of the covenant that God made with Abraham. The ritual is carried out by a mohel (a professional trained in ritual circumcision) and often co-officiated by one of our rabbis.

Simchat Bat/Britah

A baby naming ceremony is held after the birth of a Jewish baby girl and celebrates her place in the covenant with God. The ritual includes different rituals, songs and prayers, and can be held at the synagogue on Shabbat morning or in your home or other venues on other days of the week.

We will work with you to create a meaningful ceremony to mark your baby’s birth and welcome them into our Jewish community. Contact one of our rabbis. Contact one of our rabbis.

Hava NaBaby

Hava NaBaby Hava NaBaby is a holistic approach to childbirth education with wisdom from Jewish tradition. Taught by Rabbi Miriam Cotzin Burg, Hava NaBaby helps prepare expectant parents for the experience of childbirth. In this course you will gain understanding about the processes of pregnancy and childbirth, develop your desired approach to the birthing process, and learn valuable tools and strategies to help you along the way. The content also explores wisdom from Jewish tradition to expand and deepen your perspective, all while engaging with other young families to navigate this path together.

You may also contact Rabbi Daniel Burg or Executive Director Alex Pomerantz to discuss the needs and desires for your growing family!

Please contact Rabbi Daniel Burg.