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Baby Naming


It is customary to name a baby girl in the synagogue during the leining - Reading of the Torah. The father is called up and the baby named on the bimah. This can take place on Monday or Thursday mornings or on Shabbat morning.


Boys are normally named during the circumcision ceremony.

Naming the baby after someone

Ashkenazi tradition is to name after deceased relative.

Sephardi tradition is to name after living relatives.

Please inform the shul office about the birth of your new baby with its full English and Hebrew names and date of birth. A Mazal Tov will appear on the Shabbat leaflet and in the next Community magazine and you will then be invited to participate in the next shul Baby Blessing ceremony.