B’rit milah (literally, “covenant of circumcision”), also called a bris, refers to a religious ritual through which male babies are formally welcomed into the Jewish people on the eighth day of their new lives. According to Jewish tradition, it is a parent’s obligation to circumcise a son and offer a threefold blessing for the child: a life enriched by Torah, the wedding canopy (chuppah), and good deeds. Today, a mohel or mohelet is routinely designated by parents to fulfill this custom.
Our rabbis are available to put you in touch with a mohel or mohelet, help you understand the ceremony, and co-officiate, along with the mohel. Please contact Executive Director Jason Silberfein as soon as you can to discuss the process and make arrangements, 908-232-6770.