Congratulations on your new baby! In addition to choosing a nursery theme, diaper brand, bottle type, pacifier, and so on, have you thought about choosing a Hebrew name for your baby girl or boy? Selecting a Hebrew name is a wonderful way to welcome your baby and connect him or her to the Jewish culture. You can select a name based on your child’s birth name or the name of a special relative. You can even start a new family tradition by creating your child’s own unique Hebrew name.

Humanistic Jews believe that male and female children should be treated equally; that children of intermarried couples should have equal status, no matter which parent is Jewish; that the decision about circumcision is a personal one, and any procedures should be done privately; and that the purpose of the birth celebration is to name the baby and publicly welcome him or her into the Jewish community.

A Humanistic leader will work with both members and non-members to create a personalized and meaningful baby naming ceremony. 

For information, please contact our Ceremonial Leader, Jeffrey Schesnol