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Baby blessing

Twice a year, on Shavuot and Succot, for babies born in that year"

Pinner Shul holds a baby blessing ceremony twice a year, on Shavuot and Succot, for those babies born in that year.

The ceremony takes place immediately after Adon Olam, at the end of the Yom Tov service.

Parents are invited to bring their baby and any siblings onto the Bimah in the centre of the shul where the Rabbi will welcome you and conduct the ceremony, which you will be able to follow from a printed order of service sheet. We begin with the singing of Psalm 121, after which the Rabbi recites a short prayer of thanksgiving for women following childbirth. He concludes the ceremony with the traditional blessings to children and the presentation to you of a personalised certificate and a gift. The congregation will then sing Hatikvah before you and the other families make your way down from the Bimah.

If you are unable to attend on the first occasion you will have a second opportunity in six months time.