Baby Naming

The Brit Bat (Covenant of a Daughter) is the ceremony that parallels the boy’s Brit Milah.

In this ceremony, we welcome a new baby girl into the Covenant of the Jewish people with thanks and blessing. We symbolize her entrance into Jewish tradition by giving her a Hebrew name.

Generally, we hold this ceremony one month after the baby is born, rather than the eight days of the boy’s Brit Milah. However, since this ceremony is a modern invention, there is no time set for the ceremony.

The service is generally held in the home, with a small gathering of friends and family. The service can be personalized with songs and readings chosen by the parents. We share stories about the meaning of the baby’s name and the person for whom the baby is named, as well as ways in which we pray the baby will be like him or her.

The service generally lasts 20 minutes and may be followed by a light breakfast or luncheon.

Rabbi Jamie Korngold or Rabbi Lynne Goldsmith will be honored to officiate at your daughter’s Brit Bat.

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