One of our most joyous religious observances is the giving of a Jewish name to our new babies. A baby naming should be performed as soon after the births as possible. It should be done on a Monday, Thursday or Shabbat, when we take out the Torah. Family and friends are invited to a special ceremony where the baby’s Hebrew name is granted before the Torah . The Rabbi prepares a naming certificate. After the service a Kiddush or breakfast is served to celebrate this joyous event.
The rite of circumcision is mandated in the Bible (Genesis 17:11) to serve as a perpetual reminder of the Covenant between Abraham and G-d “Please contact Rabbi Jacobson and he will guide you through the intricate details of the ceremony starting with guiding you to obtain a Mohel, going through the details of the honors and their meanings helping you with choosing a name and teaching you the various prayers that are said on the day of the brith.
For further information please contact Rabbi Jacobson at Rabbi@thechevra.ca