Do you have a new baby? Jewish babies are given Hebrew names shortly after they are born. A brief naming ceremony typically includes friends and family members of the new baby as well as a special name announcement, blessings for well-being the baby and the 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. It is also common to have a naming ceremony for children of any age who have been adopted and not previously given a Hebrew name. Please contact Rabbi Ahuva if you are interested in having a naming ceremony for your new child.