Riverdale Temple delights in welcoming the arrival of new family members into the covenant of Judaism, and into the community. We have various rooms that are perfect for the celebration of a b’rit milah, and if you need guidance in contacting an appropriate mohel, or ritual circumciser, please feel free to contact our rabbi who can advise you about the options available depending on your family’s specific needs.
Riverdale Temple members are encouraged to celebrate a baby naming — whether for a boy or girl — by being called to the Torah for an aliyah at a Shabbat morning service or at a Friday evening “Kabbalat Shabbat” service. There is no age limit on naming ceremonies for girls (boys usually receive their ritual Hebrew name during the b’rit milah). Children of all ages — and even adults — may choose to celebrate a ritual naming during services. Please contact the rabbi for more information.