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Baby Namings, Brit Milah, and more!

Mazal tov! Celebrate your baby and family at Adas Israel through ritual and community!

Baby Namings    

Arrange a Shabbat morning baby naming at the Torah.

This can be followed by a congregational or private kiddush luncheon.

Contact Hazzan Rachel Goldsmith:
or 202-362-4433 x141

Learn about the Jewish Baby Naming Procedures

Brit Milah

We invite you to contact and involve our rabbis for a brit milah (circumcision). We also encourage you to use Adas Israel as the site of your brit milah (circumcision) followed by a reception.

We are also proud to have a Mohelet as a member of Adas Israel--Dr. April Rubin (

Contact the Rabbinic office:

Find Mohelim from JConnect, the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington's Information Portal


Prenatal or Postpartum Parent Support Group

Visit our Gan HaMishpacha page for programs for expecting and new parents!

Parents-to-be and Postpartum parents: If your family is preparing to welcome a baby into your home, or your family is in the postpartum period, having recently welcomed a baby into your family, please join a Prenatal or Postpartum Parent Support Group.

These groups will be lead by Gan Assistant Director & Curriculum Specialist, Darci Lewis. In addition to nurturing our Gan children and families,  Darci is also a DONA-certified Postpartum Doula, These groups are an opportunity for learning, connectivity, and support, as new babies integrate into the life of a family.

Please contact Darci Lewis for any questions.

To see more early childhood offerings at Adas Israel, please visit Gan HaMishpacha, our family center.

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