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Birth is an especially sacred time. We dedicate this new life as having purpose and destiny. An integral part of that purpose is belonging to an ancient covenant and a community of faith.

Rabbi Benjamin and Education Director Deborah Eisenbach-Budner are available to officiate for a special ceremony to name your baby or to circumcise your son.

The circumcision ceremony is called a bris, and it traditionally occurs on the eighth day of life, although this may be postponed for a variety of reasons. The doctor who performs a ritual circumcision is called a Mohel. You will want to schedule your mohel in advance of your delivery date. Even if you are not certain what the sex of your baby may be, you should call one or two months ahead of time to tentatively schedule the mohel.

Please call the Havurah office at 503-248-4662 if you have questions.

The above photo was taken at a naming ceremony at Havurah.


Sharing a Birth with the Havurah Community

If you'd like to share a birth with our community, and you're logged into our website as a member, you can submit all relevant info to this form. The birth will be recorded and mentioned in the next Hakol!






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