WHAT IS THE MEANING OF THE COVENANT?
The covenant between God and the Jewish People is nearly 4,000 years old. According to the Biblical book of Genesis, the first Jew to enter into the Covenant was the patriarch Abraham. In the Covenant, God promised Abraham that he would make him the father of a great nation, Israel. Abraham promised God that he and all of his descendants would follow a special way of life and try to make the world a better place for all people.By entering our children into the Covenant, we affirm that as Jews, they have a sacred obligation to improve the world.
WHY HAVE A BRIS?
By having a bris for a Jewish baby, the parents link their sons to thousands of years of Jewish heritage. From the very beginning, the baby’s Jewish identity is affirmed.The bris is the beginning of a Jewish journey that will last a lifetime.