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.

Simchat Ben

By Chaia Beckerman | Complete Ceremony
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]