Birth Celebrations

Babies are our future and we like nothing more than to welcome them to the Jewish community at Shaare Zion Congregation.

Brit Milah – baby boys
Eight days after the birth of your healthy baby boy, have a meaningful ceremony in our chapel or sanctuary, led by Rabbi Lionel Moses, with an approved mohel of your choosing. You will have access to a private room to prepare the baby (and mom!) and one of our halls for the celebratory Seudat Mitzvah (special meal) afterwards.

Baby Naming – baby girls
Traditionally, newborn girls are named on the first Torah reading day after birth. At Shaare Zion Congregation baby girls may be named during any Torah reading service – the most popular time frames are one week, one month, 3 months, 6 months or one year. The baby girl and her parents receive a special blessing on the bimah while she’s snuggled in loving arms. Use one of our halls for the celebratory Seudat Mitzvah (special meal) afterwards.

To book a Brit Milah or baby naming please contact our Executive Director, David Moscovitch, at 514-481-7727 ext. 227 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Birth Celebrations