Mazal Tov on your new baby!

To welcome a baby girl into your community, why not have a baby naming ceremony? This can take place in your synagogue on Shabbat, or you may prefer a short service of celebration in your own home. To organise your ceremony, please contact your local community. If you’ve had a baby boy, please contact your synagogue. They will be happy to help you find a qualified mohel so you can organise a brit milah (circumcision).

Our communities offer the following services for young families:

  • baby pools for equipment and clothes to borrow,
  • child-friendly Friday night dinners,
  • cheder (religion school),
  • children’s services,
  • playgroups and parent-child groups,
  • nurseries,
  • special events on festivals,
  • Noam youth movement activities

If you need a helping hand through the tough times, or someone to share the fun, please contact your community for more information. You can find your synagogue’s contact information here.

The charity Jnetics was established to raise awareness of Jewish genetic disorders and to help anyone affected and at risk to access the best information, services and support available. Jnetics is a charity not connected to Masorti Judaism. However we wanted to let you know about their important work.

Jnetics is the only cross-communal provider for carrier screening for Jewish genetic disorders and Jnetics runs a bi-monthly clinic, in partnership with the NHS, based at Barnet Hospital, with virtual appointments available for those outside London. Participants meet with a genetic counsellor who will answer any questions and carry out the screening.

Testing is done via a saliva sample and results are returned to you within 8-10 weeks. For more information and to book, click here.

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