Teachings: Baby Naming And Brit Bat

Baby Naming Ritual for a Single Parent Mom

This ritual also has many components that can be incorporated into a two partner Jewish baby-naming:

Mother repeats after the rabbi:

Hineini muhana u’mzumenet l’kayeim et mitzvat asei sheh-tzivanu l'hachnis et ha-bat sheli labrit
Here I am ready and prepared to fulfill the positive mitzvah of entering my daughter into the
covenant of the Jewish people.

Adoption, Ethnicity and Jewish Baby Naming

Adoption adds special considerations to rituals for welcoming a new baby or child. Here is one recent example:

Guidelines for Setting a Date and Time for a Jewish Rite of Passage

Guidelines for Setting a Date and Time for a Jewish Rite of Passage

What Is Upshirin? A Coming of Age Ritual for Jewish Toddlers and their Families

Day 33 of the Omer is a traditional time to hold a hair-cutting party ritual for the giving of a first haircut to a Jewish child, which is generally not done until about three years of age. The upsherin ritual itself is simple, and as in every mitzvah, it is yours to elaborate as desired, keeping in mind age appropriate length and activities.