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Beth Emeth is a beautiful site in which to celebrate at brit milah (bris, ritual circumcision). Generally, this ceremony, which welcomes a boy into the covenant of Israel, takes place on the eighth day of the baby's life. Our preferred mohel in the community is Dr. Aubie Diamond (905-889-2517 or He and has worked with our synagogue frequently over the years. Often, the brit milah takes place in the morning shortly after services. Members of the family are invited to attend services and receive honour and acknowledgement. Traditionally, a brit milah can take place any time during the day.

Baby girls may be named in a number of different formats. It is a long-standing custom to name the baby girl at a Torah reading service, which takes place on Shabbat morning, Shabbat afternoon, Monday and Thursday mornings, Rosh Chodesh mornings and Holy Days.

Alternatively, families may celebrate a private ceremony known as a simchat bat, rejoicing over the newborn daughter. These ceremonies may take place accompanied by a celebratory meal or independently.


For all of the above, the Rabbi should be contacted first. Bookings are made through the synagogue office.


Sun, 21 April 2024 13 Nisan 5784