Are you celebrating a birth?

Jewish tradition has beautiful ways to commemorate life cycle events, starting from the very beginning of life. Our clergy and staff are here to help with the details to create a beautiful ceremony for you and your (newly expanded) family.

Brit Milah/Bris

brit milah, often called a bris, is the traditional 8th-day circumcision for boys. The bris can be held at a home or in the synagogue. The professional who performs the circumcision is called a mohel, and Oregon Jewish Life has a list of some of the mohels in Portland.

Simchat Bat/Baby Naming

Usually called a simchat bat (“rejoicing in the daughter”), a baby naming for a girl can take on the form and timing that’s best for the family. Since there’s not a prescribed tradition for a girl’s baby naming, the choices are wide open. Talk with our clergy and staff to determine the details.

Contact Information

Lisa Richmond
Clergy Assistant
503.293.7317
lrichmond@nevehshalom.org 

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