Baby Naming

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Do you have a new baby or a child who hasn’t yet been given a Hebrew name?

Jewish babies are traditionally given Hebrew names shortly after they are born.  A brief naming ceremony typically includes friends and family members getting together to welcome the new baby during a ceremony with a special name announcement, blessings for the well-being of both baby and parents, and a chance for parents to share the meaning of the Hebrew and English names they have chosen for their baby. The naming ceremony is traditionally done as part of the Brit Milah (or Bris) ceremony for boys who are eight days old, or within the first few months of life for girls. But it is possible to have a naming ceremony for a child of any age. Please contact Rabbi Ahuva if you are interested in having a naming ceremony for your child.