When a son is born, every Jewish parent knows what ceremony will welcome him into the community and signal his part in the Jewish people the "brit milah." What to do when a girl is born? How can you welcome your new daughter in a truly Jewish way, and celebrate your joy with family and friends? In the past, parents who wanted a "simchat bat "(celebration of a daughter) ceremony for their new daughter often had to start from scratch. Finally, this first-of-its-kind book gives families everything they need to plan the celebration. History & Tradition The roots of "simchat bat"in Jewish tradition, how it has evolved, and how the past can be used to bring today s dynamic ceremonies to life. A How-to Guide New and traditional ceremonies, complete with prayers, rituals, handouts to copy, and step-by-step instructions for creating your own unique ceremony. Planning the Details What to call your daughter s welcoming ceremony, when and where to have it, setting it up, how long it should be, how to handle the unexpected, how to prepare a program guide, and more. Ideas & Information Practical guidelines for planning the event, and special suggestions and resources for families of all constellations.
eBook Celebrating Your New Jewish Daughter