Jewish life Life Stages Birth Mazal Tov! You have given birth to a new baby and we would like to welcome them into the WLS family. There are many ways in which we can celebrate with you. Eighth Day Naming Ceremonies Whether you have a boy or a girl, you may like to mark the eighth day after birth with a traditional, or not-so-traditional naming ceremony. Contact a Rabbi to see the options for a short ceremony to take place in your home Brit If you have a boy, you are encouraged to have him circumcised and to celebrate with a brit milah. Contact the Rabbis for a list of mohalim. The mohel you choose through us will be a qualified doctor well trained and experienced in providing a circumcision. Whether you are both Jewish, or you are an interfaith family, our mohalim will be happy to perform the ceremony. Pidyon ha-Ben/Pidyon ha-Bat Though this ancient ceremony is not part of Reform culture, we recognize that the birth of your first child is very special. Contact a Rabbi to discuss how the 30th day after the birth of your baby can be marked in an authentic and meaningful way. Welcoming your child into the Synagogue At a time convenient to you and your family, we would like to invite you to bring your baby to synagogue on Shabbat or a Festival to announce his Hebrew name to the congregation. After a short ceremony, they will receive a blessing from the Rabbis, collect a special naming certificate and be presented with their own WLS Seymour teddy bear. For more information about anyone these services, please contact Micky Nathanson on 020 7535 0284.