Please note that Rabbi Appel is not taking on life cycle events at this time.
Congratulations on your new baby! Rabbi Appel is available to help you craft a Jewish welcoming ceremony for your baby boy or girl that is inspired by tradition and reflects your family. For baby boys, she is happy to work with the mohel of your choosing to add spirit and personal connection to your son’s brit milah. For baby girls, Rabbi Appel has a number of brit bat ceremonies to choose from to welcome baby girls into the covenant. All can incorporate both Jewish and non-Jewish relatives as participants. She is available on short notice or for planning in advance for ceremonies in the Greater Toronto Area.
Want to learn more about Jewish welcoming ceremonies? Here are some places to start:
The New Jewish Baby Book: Names, Ceremonies, and Customs – A Guide for Today’s Families by Anita Diamant
Celebrating Your New Jewish Daughter: Creating New Ways to Welcome Baby Girls into the Covenant by Debra Nussbaum Cohen
The Jewish Pregnancy Book: A Resource for Soul, Body and Mind During Pregnancy, Birth, and the First Three Months by Rabbi Dan Judson and Sandy Falk
Covenant ceremonies at RitualWell.org
Jewish Ceremonies for Newborns at myjewishlearning.com