Today is August 14, 2018 -
[breet mee-LAH] or Bris [briss] means Covenant of Circumcision and takes place eight days after the birth of a boy. [SIM-kha BAHT] means celebration of a Daughter and takes place within the first year of life.
At both ceremonies, a child receives their Hebrew name.
If the mother is the non-Jewish spouse, our clergy will officiate at the Brit Milah with the understanding that this is the first step in the child’s conversion, to take place a short time after the Bris.
The clergy will gladly officiate at the Simchat Bat after the child’s conversion.