A new baby is an affirmation of life. Your miraculous, beautiful baby brings forth a wealth of new feelings. We dream of our child’s future and the future of our family.
Yet, you are likely thinking about other things too. You are on constant alert for your baby’s wellbeing, her health and happiness. You are likely in a state of constant sleep deprivation. And you are managing everything else as well.
At the babynaming ritual, we pause. Put on some nicer clothes and stop for a moment to relish the joy, the this miracle. We share that joy with others. We connect with past generations. We pray for the future with an open spirit. We give thanks to God for this miracle.
As your clergy, I will bring your grandparents, other family and dear friends together in this ritual.
With my training and years of experience as an ordained Cantor, I will lead you in singing prayers of thanksgiving, reflective chant and joyous celebration.
We marvel at the miracle of conception, pregnancy and childbirth. We pray for the continued health of mother and child.
We grant your baby a Hebrew name, linking her to past generations and to our tradition. We pray that the stories and faith of our ancestors be an inspiration and a guide to your child. We convene a community of family and friends whose hearts were moved by your child’s birth. This community stands for the ever increasing circles of people who will meet your child through his life. We pray she will give strength to others and receive many blessings in kind.
I am honored to be a part of this wonderful moment in your lives!
Benediction – Yevarechecha: