Brit Milah (Covenant of the Word), is a key life cycle observance for a Jewish family. By performing the circumcision we are celebrating, remembering and fulfilling God's covenant with Abraham and his people.
On the birth of a son, our Rabbi can help member families to find a Reform mohel or doctor for the brit milah. Traditionally, the ceremony is performed on the eighth day after birth as long as the baby boy has no complications or jaundice. Often the brit milah ceremony is conducted in the home of the parents of the child; our Rabbi can attend and will conduct simple prayers and kiddush. Some parents prefer to have the ceremony in the hospital or doctor's surgery. This can be arranged. Families can celebrate their son's brit milah privately, within the closeness of the family, or may choose to celebrate with a larger gathering.
If you would like more information on brit milah, please contact our Rabbi at the synagogue office. Or click here for our contact information after the birth of your son. Mazal Tov!