Birth is an especially sacred time. We dedicate this new life as having purpose and destiny. An integral part of that purpose is that of belonging to an ancient covenant and a community of faith.
The circumcision ceremony is called a “Bris”, and it traditionally occurs on the 8th day of life, although this may be postponed for a variety of reasons.
The doctor who performs a ritual circumcision is called a “Mohel”. You will want to schedule your mohel way in advance of your delivery date. Even if you are not certain you are having a boy, you should call 1-2 months ahead of time to tentatively schedule the mohel. Please call the Havurah office at 503-248-4662 and ask to speak to Rabbi Joey.