One of our most joyous religious events is the giving of a Jewish name to our new babies. Special prayers are said for the parents and babies. Baby namings can be held at either Friday night or Shabbat morning services. The synagogue also offers its members a special private Simchat Bat (joy of a daughter) service and celebration. Our clergy gladly take part in the Brit Milah (religious circumcision) ceremonies of male children on the eighth day (with the assistance of a mohel, of course).