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Birth - Baby Naming

Baby Naming (Ceremony for Baby Girl)

Is your family growing? Mazel tov! Baby girls, and boys who for a variety of reasons did not have a b'rit milah, are welcomed into the Jewish community through a special baby naming ritual. Baby naming ceremonies, which consist of special prayers and readings, are often held in the synagogue and can be at a Friday evening or Saturday morning service, usually when there is not a bar or bat mitzvah.

We would love to begin planning a meaningful baby naming ceremony with your family. Please email Cantor Felder-Levy or call the office at (408) 358-1751. The naming ritual is traditionally held around the child’s one month birthday. Congregation Shir Hadash welcomes the naming of the children of both members and non-members.

Among Ashkenazic Jews (Jews with European ancestry) it is customary to name in memory of a deceased loved one. Sephardic Jews (Jews from the Mediterranean, North Africa, and the Middle East) traditionally name after living relatives.

Cantor Felder-Levy is available to help with the selection of a Hebrew name and would be happy to support your family in this important decision. Please reach out today!

Tue, April 16 2024 8 Nisan 5784