The birth of a baby is truly a miracle! Mazel Tov!   The joy of welcoming your baby into the Jewish Community  also is shared by your extended Beth El family. It is one of our greatest joys.

B’rit Milah

B’rit milah (literally,“covenant of circumcision”) also called a bris, refers to the religious ritual through which male babies are formally welcomed into the Jewish people. In accordance with Jewish law and tradition,  the Brit Milah is performed on the eighth day of  life by a mohel who is specially trained in the medical and religious requirements of the ritual.  Also as part of the Brit Milah, the baby boy receives his Hebrew name.

Our Rabbis and Hazzan will be happy to help you in any way such as in selecting a Hebrew name, arranging a Brit Milah, or assisting in supplemental naming ceremonies at home. They will be pleased to attend depending on their availability and personal schedules.  Feel free to contact the clergy by email at  or by calling the synagogue office at 847-432-8900.

Baby Naming /Simchat Bat

Ceremonies that celebrate the birth of a daughter and her entry into the covenant of the Jewish people are known by a variety of names, including b’rit bat and b’rit chayim. A baby girl may receive her Hebrew name at the conclusion of an aliyah anytime the Torah is read. The naming of a newborn daughter or granddaughter of Beth El members may be arranged for a Shabbat morning (within six months of the birth). Please contact the clergy by email at or by calling the synagogue office at 847-432-8900 to provide the information about your baby naming.


Share your Simcha

A Simcha is a joyous event. We want to celebrate all the wonderful joyous events in your life!  Please fill the form below to let us know the of the birth of a new baby in your family.