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Birth of a Child

Birth of a Child

With 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

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Wednesday, August 12 
8:00 PM Jews and Blacks in the Civil Rights Era and Today – Midrash and Facts

Thursday, August 13
9:00 AM Short Story Discussion Group (Will not be meeting this week)
10:00 AM Science and Jewish Ethics – Is there a Contradiction?

Saturday, August 15
9:30 AM Sisterhood Shabbat

Monday, August 17
Noon Let’s Do Lunch

Monday, August 24
7:00 PM Women’s Rosh Chodesh Group

ONGOING PROGRAMMING

Need a Break? 
Check out Cantor Marcos’s guided meditation with chanting and singing.

Kids (or Grownups!) … Need a Boost?
A five-minute energy boost for kids (and anyone else who needs to shake their sillies out!) with Cantor Marcos.

4:00 PM Kids Shabbat
For kids of all ages. Join Cantor Marcos for a pre-Shabbat singalong.