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Welcoming & Raising Children

We greet each child with affection and joy. Every baby comes to us full of promise and potential. As parents, we are privileged to welcome them into our families, our communities, and the embrace of the Jewish people. Raising children to adulthood, we encounter many milestones along the way. Children are weaned, lose their teeth, and start school. Some get their driver’s licenses and eventually leave home for good. Here are rituals for welcoming children and for celebrating the milestones on their paths to adulthood.

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

No Short Cuts For Circumcision

By Rabbi Kevin Bernstein
Pun intended.  The popular press has recently reminded contemporary Jews that the continuation of brit milah (ritual circumcision), remains a challenge…and if you don’t believe me, ask any Jewish...  more
Blog Post | October 18, 2012

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Gifts for our Daughter

Ideas for ritual gifts to bestow upon an infant girl and words with which to present them   more
Ritual Component

Parental Prayer

Traditional prayer for parents to say over a new baby in Hebrew and English   more
Prayer

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