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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

Friday, October 20
Guess Who’s Coming to Shabbas?

Sunday, October 22
9:30 AM Jewish Java at the JCCH

Monday, October 23
7:30 PM Women’s Rosh Chodes Group – Celebrate Cheshvan – Call office for location.

Wednesday, October 25
11:30 AM Drop In Mahjongg

Thursday, October 26
9:00 AM Short Story Group
10:00 AM There Shall be No Needy Class
11:00 AM Beginning Hebrew Class

Friday, October 27
6:00 PM Friday Night Live @ JCCH

Monday, November 6
Sisterhood Opening Event:  Games, Gab & Grub!

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