Finding an Officiant
All of our local rabbis are happy to meet with you to help you plan your event and help officiate at the ceremony. You do not need to be a member of any synagogue, and most rabbis do not have a set fee. If you need space, you can arrange to have the ceremony in the synagogue as well, usually for no fee. Please consult our list of congregations to find someone near you.
Bris/Brit Milah (Circumcision)
Article about what a bris is. http://www.kveller.com/baby_and_toddler/Circumcision_/bris-ceremony.shtml
Booklet that discusses circumcision and outlines a typical bris. http://www.interfaithfamily.com/life_cycle/pregnancy_and_birth_ceremonies/To_Circumcise_Or_Not_That_Is_The_Question.shtml
Welcoming ceremony for a girl
Article about welcoming ceremonies for girls. http://www.kveller.com/baby_and_toddler/Baby_Naming_for_Girls/Planning_a_Naming_Ceremony.shtml?KVBT
Guide to a welcoming ceremony for a girl. http://www.interfaithfamily.com/life_cycle/birth_ceremonies/Brit_Bat_birth_ceremonies_for_girls.shtml