Traditionally, Jewish boys have a Bris on the eighth day after they are born. The Bris not only serves as the ritual ceremony where a boy is circumcised, but is also an opportunity to introduce your new arrival to friends and family members as a member of the Jewish community. The Bris is conducted by a mohel, a professional specially trained in performing circumcisions and the rituals surrounding the procedure.
While there are no formal procedures or rituals baby girls are obligated to have done, many families today hold a Simchat Bat to welcome their daughters into the Jewish community. We encourage our families to bring their baby girl to the Torah for a formal naming before the community within the first several weeks of life.