Jewish Naming Ceremony – simply, for boys is the naming without the Bris or a Mohel. It is not a new concept; it really is a choice. The parents typically have the circumcision after their son is born in the hospital by their OBGYN.
It does not change who the parents are or who the child is. During the Jewish naming ceremony, we welcome the child into the Covenant with G-d’s blessings. During the pregnancy, the parents make many decisions and on the list is to raise their son with the knowledge of their heritage on both sides. Feeling welcomed for their choices is how Rabbi Andrea Frank creates the most heartfelt at home naming ceremonies. All the family members love and support him. This is most important.
Could he have a Bar Mitzvah at age thirteen without a formal, traditional Bris in the livingroom of his family’s home? Yes, he can!
Jewish Naming Traditions
There is much reason to celebrate and commemorate the gift of new life. Celebrating our future generations.
A Naming Ceremony for those parents choosing the Jewish No Bris is called Brit Shalom. It is customary for babies born in the Diaspora (outside of Israel) to be given two names, a secular name, and a Hebrew name. A Hebrew name honors beloved family members. Those names honor their memory to continue as the child grows. It creates a connection to their roots. The family tree continues to grow.
Interfaith couples and Jewish couples enjoy the fact they can honor the customs of a naming their way. New parents will actually choose the 8-day custom and knowing there is flexibility after their sons arrive.
Looking for a Rabbi?
Rabbi Andrea Frank, Jewish Wedding Rabbi cannot wait to hear from you about a Jewish Naming Ceremony for your son. Based in the Tri-state area, she is looking forward to hearing from you. Please get in touch with her directly through the contact form on this website.
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