Ceremony for Completion of a Family

Conceived by Rabbi Noam Katz and Jaime Walman, performed by Rabbi Stephen Wise, with contributions from Miriam Shuval
A ceremony that involves adding spices to a blessing filled spice box to mark the welcoming of their third child and to mark the completion of their family.   more
Complete Ceremony

Welcoming Daughters

By Rabbi Linda Holtzman
Looking at a baby girl and feeling the joy of celebrating who she is and who she will become are wonderful experiences. A welcoming foot washing ceremony is one way of concretizing that joy. In 1980...  more
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Excerpted from Seder Brit Eloheha

By Rabbi Jeremy Schwartz
Excerpt from an original babynaming ceremony in which the baby is welcomed into the covenant by perfuming her ears with myrtle.   more
Ritual Component

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A Ner Nishamah

By Lori Lefkovitz and Rabbi Lenny Gordon
Lighting a candle, symbolic of the new soul born into the world. Can also be used like a yahrzeit candle to recall the departed soul for whom the baby is named. Also a covenantal symbol.   more
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