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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

Prenatal group: Click to register for
        Spring Groups or Summer Groups.
Postpartum group: Click to register for
        Spring Groups or Summer Groups.

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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