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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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Tuesday, March 31
5:00 PM Coffee and Coronavirus

Wednesday, April 1
4:00 PM Time to Get Ready for Pesach for the youngest kids/tots (and their families)

7:30 PM Cantor Marcos leads Song Studio II

Thursday, April 2
9:00 AM Short Story Discussion Group

10:00 AM Branches of Judaism with Rabbi Barbara Paris

Noon – 1:00 PM Cantor Marcus Live (Time is approximate)

7:00 PM Q & A with JCCH Member and Infectious Disease Physician Dr. Jennifer Lighter

7:30 PM – The Soundtrack of our Seder Table

Friday, April 3
10:00 AM A Color-Coded Key to the Passover Haggadah

11:00 AM This week’s Torah portion with Rabbi Hammerman

Sunday, April 5
Noon Global Gathering for Healing