Births and Adoptions
Welcome to the family
Every new baby or adopted child entering our Wilshire Boulevard Temple community is a blessing to the congregational family, and our clergy are delighted to partner with your family to provide support during this wonderful time in your life.
For families welcoming sons, our staff can recommend a mohel trained in ritual circumcision—for the b’rit milah ceremony held on the eighth day after birth. Our clergy make every effort to attend the b’rit milah. For boys whose circumcisions do not occur on the eighth day, the Temple offers the option of a naming ceremony usually at services or at home.
For families welcoming daughters, we offer a b’rit bat, or naming ceremony, to usher girls into the covenant of the Jewish people. This ceremony can take place at home or, if parents prefer, during the Kabbalat Shabbat services held at either the Glazer or Irmas Campus on Fridays at 6:00 p.m or Shabbat services on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.
Of course, our clergy are always happy to help parents choose a Hebrew name for their baby or adopted child.
Read about our naming ceremony for baby girls in the Jewish Journal, written by Temple member Avishay Artsy >
To share the news of your family’s new member with our Temple community, or for more information, please contact our Life Cycle Coordinator, Jamie Geller, (213) 835-2121 or firstname.lastname@example.org.