Ritualwell

Tradition & Innovation

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

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

Talmud Berakhot 17a

By Lawrence Kushner (translator)
"May your eyes sparkle with the light of Torah and your ears hear the music of its words" — a prayer for our children based on a talmudic passage   more
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Join our New Ritualwell Network Immersion

Wednesdays, 1pm-2pm EST
Jan. 9, 16, 23
 
Join Rabbi Linda Holtzman in a Ritualwell Network Immersion, an online class exploring Jewish death and mourning rituals. We will explore a range of approaches to creating rituals that help us mark the final journey from this world. Learn more and register.