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Birth of a Child

Birth of a ChildWith the joy of a new baby there come many questions, including how to recognize and celebrate the birth of a child in the Jewish community.

Traditionally, Jewish boys are circumcised and given a Hebrew name on the eighth day after their birth at a brit milah ceremony. For information about engaging a mohel, contact Rabbi Hammerman. Be sure to contact the Mohel and/or Rabbi Hammerman before setting the date for the Brit Milah. Time of day, day of the week, and Caesarean births can have an effect on this.

Births of daughters are celebrated either by naming the child at the Torah (usually on Shabbat morning), or by holding a simhat bat ceremony, at the synagogue or at home, to formally welcome the child into the Jewish covenant and community.

For more information about planning your brit milah or simhat bat at JCCH, contact Executive Director, Eric Nussbaum.

 

JCCH Happenings

Tuesday, December 12
Hanukkah begins tonight
Light 1st Candle

Wednesday, December 13
Hanukkah – Light 2nd Candle
11:30 AM Drop In Mahjongg
5:45 PM JCCH Celebrates Hanukkah in Purchase
7:00 PM Adult Choir

Thursday, December 14
Hanukkah – Light 3rd Candle
9:00 AM Short Story Group
10:00 AM Class: There Shall Be No Needy
11:00 AM Class: Beginning Hebrew

Friday, December 15
Hanukkah – Light 4th Candle
Officers/Trustees Installation &
Ruth and Irving Claremon Dedicated Service Award
during Friday Night Live!

Saturday, December 16
Hanukkah – Light 5th Candle

Sunday, December 17
Hanukkah – Light 6th Candle
9:30 AM Jewish Java at the JCCH
10:30 AM Holly Rock

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