Beautiful Naming Ceremonies for Birth & Adoption
MAZAL TOV! The arrival of a baby is a miracle and blessing worthy of the terms!
There are a number of different options available to personalize any and all of the ways we celebrate the new joy in your life. Each of these ceremonies will be conducted with the utmost sensitivity for your specific needs. Beyond the care and compassion, Jewtique Concierge Rabbinic Services provides you with a lovely certificate for the occasion.
It’s NEVER too late!
Uh oh. She’s turning 6 and hasn’t received a Hebrew name yet?
He’s getting ready for bar mitzvah lessons and absolutely refuses to go by the Yiddish name of your great-grandfather?
No worries! Whether you are looking for a small, private ceremony or a larger celebration with family and friends, we can make it work for you! A special certificate appropriate for any child at any age is Jewtique Concierge Rabbinic Services’ gift to you.
Welcoming our Sons into the Covenant of Circumcision
This is undeniably one of the most powerful rituals of Judaism. Jewtique Concierge Rabbinic Services is available to help you understand this ancient ceremony, help you customize and personalize it to meet your needs, and officiate at the ceremony.
There are a large number of mohalim (ritual circumcision experts) to provide the technical services necessary for this ancient rite. Jewtique Concierge Rabbinic Services can help you with the selection process to ensure that an appropriate expert is engaged. While they focus on taking care of your son, Jewtique Concierge Rabbinic Services will focus on taking care of your needs for a beautiful and engaging ceremony.
Naming Ceremonies for Boys
A growing number of families are seeking a naming ceremony for their sons that does not feature circumcision. Often (but not necessarily) referred to as a Brit Shalom (Covenant of Peace), these ceremonies are completely customizable for a family’s particular needs and sensitivities. You can opt for a celebration that closely parallels a traditional brit milah ceremony; you can opt for a celebration that has little resemblance to a traditional brit milah ceremony. At the end of the day, the ceremony crafted for your needs will be a beautiful welcoming of your son in a way that reflects your Jewish values and preferences.
Celebrating Our Daughters
There are nearly infinite options available for your daughter’s naming ceremony. Some prefer creative expressions of female identity. Some families prefer to model the ceremony after the naming of a son. Some families have important items of Judaica they want as part of the service. There is no one “right” or “wrong” way. There are ways that can express your family’s values and identity that are meaningful for your family. Jewtique Concierge Rabbinic Services can help you sort through those options, and create a ceremony that will celebrate your daughter on your terms, with your values, and reflecting your personal style.
Making Families through Loving Choice
Sometimes our littlest blessings in our lives come to us with the assistance of other mothers and fathers. Jewtique Concierge Rabbinic Services is happy to help you formalize your new children–of all ages–in her or his Jewish identity (if necessary) and help you welcome this new love to your family.
Redemption of the First-Born Son
This relatively obscure and rarely-held Pidyon Ha-Ben ceremony is simplified for you when you call upon Jewtique Concierge Rabbinic Services.
The Bible commands parents to redeem their first-born sons with silver weighing “5 shekels according to the Sanctuary Shekel Weight”. But what does this actually mean for contemporary times? Parents often have questions. “What if there was a prior miscarriage?” “What happens if he’s the first son, but a second child?” “What about our adopted child?” “What exactly is the silver I need to use?” Let Jewtique Concierge Rabbinic Services help you determine if the Pidyon Ha-Ben ceremony is for you. From negotiating the traditional requirements for the ceremony, to working out the details and helping arrange the ritual occasion, Jewtique Concierge Rabbinic Services is here for you to make sure that this is a memorable experience for your family.
Rabbi Greenspoon and Jewtique Concierge Rabbinic Services were paramount for our unique, Jewish and interfaith ceremony.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions and after giving birth, it was highly recommended to us by our physician that we quarantine for at least two weeks (since we had been in the hospital for several days during labor). Due to the quarantine and COVID-19 in general, we elected to have the circumcision performed in the hospital. However, we still wished to have some sort of naming ceremony to welcome our son into the Jewish community. To facilitate this, we reached out to Rabbi Greenspoon who we worked together to formulate a solution. We concluded that we would have the circumcision at the hospital (before 8 days) and that we would recreate some aspects of a bris and/or a naming after our quarantine concluded.
With this plan in motion and Rabbi Greenspoon’s unwavering support and expertise, we created a beautiful event that included our whole immediate family (including parts of our family that were interfaith) as integral portions of the ceremony.
Writing this now a few days after the event, I could not imagine a better person to assist us with this journey and we will be sure to use him in the future.
— Rachel and Connor Nelson, Ashburn, VA
My husband and I felt so fortunate to have Rabbi Greenspoon officiate the Hebrew baby naming of our daughter, Orli. Newcomers to a neighborhood without as robust of a Jewish community as we were used to from our hometown, we were not formally affiliated with a synagogue at the time. It was so important for us to mark the occasion with a traditional Jewish ceremony, and Rabbi Greenspoon facilitated such a beautiful afternoon for us. With an intimate, eclectic group of family and friends, Rabbi Greenspoon led a highly personalized ceremony that was meaningful, engaging, and accessible for us and our small group of guests. We were so grateful for his warm, light-hearted guidance as we selected music and elements to include that were symbolic for our family, and he led us every step of the way through the enjoyable, stress-free process.
— Rebecca Swislow, Chicago, IL
We were so delighted to have Rabbi Greenspoon officiate our daughter’s baby naming ceremony. From walking us through name selection, to planning the ceremony, he was so easy to work with, always offering meaningful and thoughtful suggestions. We loved how he made sure to include the big brother and the grandparents and worked hard to ensure that the day was special for everyone.
— Stephanie Cohn, Eldersburg, MD
Rabbi David Greenspoon has been a superb rabbi for me, my wife, and now our three children. As an interfaith military family, we’ve moved from place to place. Rabbi Greenspoon has been extremely sensitive to our needs and a source of strength and comfort. He supported us when the roof of our apartment collapsed; he engages my entire family in our Jewish growth. Rabbi Greenspoon has been amazing. Despite the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic he got me in touch with a mohel to perform my son’s bris. Rabbi Greenspoon then handled the logistics of the brit milah ceremony service where the mohel, my wife and child, he and myself could be there physically. He also made sure that we were able to include our extended family and friends virtually via Zoom and handled the technical support needs as well. I am forever indebted to him for his care and support.
— IS1 Kareem Shaw, USNR, Herndon, VA
From the moment we met Rabbi Greenspoon there was a warmth and familiarity that made him feel like family. To that end, Rabbi Greenspoon helped our family celebrate the bris of our first-born son and subsequently our daughter’s baby naming. At both momentous life events Rabbi Greenspoon helped make the ceremonies personal and meaningful to us as new parents and a growing Jewish family. Before both events the Rabbi took the time and care to not only explain the rituals but also allowed us the space to personalize the experiences based on our preferences. We will never forget these important milestones which were made even more special by Rabbi Greenspoon’s guidance, kindness, and grace.
— Ethan and Meghan Zimman, Sterling, VA