Following is a general outline of the
Additional honors may be added where necessary.
The mother of the baby begins the ceremony, by handing her son
to the K"vatterin, a woman, who assists her in introducing her son to the "Bris
We invite the K"vatterin into the room, who will then hand the baby to the
K"vatter. (The K"vatter is a man who assists the father in beginning the
The K"vatter then brings the baby closer to the location
where the bris will be performed. (K"vatterin-female; K"vatter-male)
As the baby is brought into the room, everyone says: Baruch
Haba-ah, or welcome! The Mohel then quotes a number of passages from the Torah in regards
to the significance of the ceremony.
The K"vatter then gives the baby to the man who will place
the baby on the chair of Eliyahu Hanavi, or the chair of Elijah the prophet.
As the baby is placed upon the chair of Eliyahu, the Mohel
recites a number of passages, relating to Eliyahu Hanavi, and his significance to the bris
The baby is then picked up from the chair of Eliyahu and
presented to the father of the baby.
The father takes the baby, and places his son on the lap of the
Sandek, or the man who holds the baby during the actual bris itself.
The father then appoints the Mohel as his agent to perform the
bris on his son.
At that point the Mohel recites the blessing of circumcision,
and perform the bris.
The father recites ... Blessing for father: Baruch
ata Ado-noy, Elo-hainu Melech ha-olam,asher kidishanu, b'mitzvosav v'tzivanu l'hachniso
biv-riso,shel Avraham Avinu.
After the blessing, the baby is given to the Sandek Shainy who
holds the baby during the naming ceremony. This honor may be divided into two parts if
Immediately after the naming of the baby, the baby is given back
to the K"vatter who then gives baby to mother.
The dining part of the Bris begins with the blessing over the
Challah or bread. (Obviously, The Challah must be Kosher!).
With the blessing over the bread, we end the ceremonial portion
of the Bris. Mazel Tov!
After the conclusion of the festive meal, one person is honored
to lead in grace or "benching", and six people recite
special blessings for the family and honorees of the Bris ceremony.
Any questions, please don't hesitate to call.
305-651-BRIS - 305-6512747
1-800-SHY-BRIS - 1-800-749-2747
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