Brit/Baby Naming

Welcoming Your Child into Judaism

You’re about to welcome a child into your family – Be’Sha’ah Tovah!

As you prepare your home for your child’s arrival, your spiritual home at Temple Emanuel Sinai is ready to help you welcome your child into Judaism.

B’rit Milah or Bris is the covenant of circumcision. As first mentioned in Genesis, it symbolizes the continuation of our ancient and enduring bond with God. A B’rit Bat or B’rit Chayim is the ceremony of Reform Judaism which welcomes a baby girl into that same covenant.

The Baby Naming Ceremony

Rabbi Valerie works with each family to craft a joyous, inspiring ceremony which welcomes the newest member of the Jewish People into a solemn covenant, our congregational family and the global Jewish community. This ceremony can take place in your home or at the temple.

To schedule a B’rit Milah or a B’rit Bat or for more information, please contact Rabbi Valerie at

*We are excited to welcome our children into the Covenant of the Jewish People. You don’t have to be a member for Rabbi Valerie to officiate at a Baby Naming Ceremony.

High Holy Day Schedule 5783


Selichot Service: Saturday, SEPTEMBER 17, 7:30 pm

Erev Rosh Hashana: Sunday, September 25, 7:30 pm
Rosh Hashana Family Service: Monday, September 26, 9:00 am
(for families with children 4th grade and younger)
Rosh Hashana Main Service: Monday, September 26, 11:00 am
Rosh Hashana 2nd Day Service: Tuesday, September 27, 11:00 am
Tashlich, Tuesday, September 27, immediately following services, at TES pond (meet in front of building)

Shabbat Shuva: Friday, September 30, 7:30 pm

Kol Nidre: Tuesday, October 4, 7:30 pm
Yom Kippur Day: Wednesday, October 5
Yom Kippur Family Service: 9:00 am
(for families with children 4th grade and younger)
Yom Kippur Main Service: 11:00 am
Healing Service: immediately following Main Service (estimated 1:00)

Study Sessions,  2:00 pm

Study Session Topics:

    • Tikkun Olam: Special Topic for Repairing Our World NOW
    • Singing Our Way to God: Lifting up 5783 Through What We Learned During 5782 (led by members of the Worship Committee)
    • The Liturgy of Neilah (the Concluding Service) and its Message for Every Day

Afternoon Service: 3:30 pm
Yizkor/Memorial Service: 5:00 pm
Ne’ilah/Concluding Service 6:00 pm

Erev Sukkot Service: Sunday, October 9, 6:30 pm

Erev Simchat Torah Service: Sunday, October 16, 6:30 pm
Festival Morning Service and Yizkor: Monday, October 17, 10:30 am

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