A Jewish baby naming ceremony is one of the most important rituals in Judaism. It brings blessings and good fortune to your new baby.
I love creating Jewish baby naming ceremonies!
Working closely with the parents, I put together warm and loving baby naming ceremonies. All family members participate.
The ceremony is the custom to celebrate the birth of your child.
Additionally, it is the time that we welcome your baby into the Jewish community.
Some fathers use the tallit from their bar mitzvah. Furthermore, kiddish cups from a family wedding are also involved. Moreover, family and friends often shower the child with candy and other sweets. This symbolizes their wishes that both the child and parents have a sweet life. Moreover, all attendees may receive a little bag of candy to take home.
All of those gathered at the Jewish baby naming ceremony show their support. They do this both physically and spiritually, for the well-being of the child.
The parents share why they carefully picked the particular Hebrew name for their baby.
In addition, I explain that naming is a way the Jewish people have of linking the past, present, and future. After all, the name of the child is taken from a deceased relative. It is the true realization of L’Dor va ‘Dor. This means “From generation to generation.”
In addition, these warm, traditional services involve the grandparents. They recite short prayers and lovely blessings. With everyone present holding hands, I lead in Hine Ma Tov. The English translation is “How good and pleasing if people could sit together in unity.”
These Jewish baby naming ceremonies are rewarding, life-affirming moments in the new parents lives. And in mine!
Here are some of my blog posts about Jewish Baby Naming Ceremonies:
A 1st Birthday Baby Naming
Rabbi Gloria Officiates A Baby-Naming Ceremony At Home In Connecticut
A Hip Brooklyn Baby Naming
A Baby Naming Ceremony! My Brides and Grooms Having Children