We greet each child with affection and joy. Every baby comes to us full of promise and potential. As parents, we are privileged to welcome them into our families, our communities, and the embrace of the Jewish people. Raising children to adulthood, we encounter many milestones along the way. Children are weaned, lose their teeth, and start school. Some get their driver’s licenses and eventually leave home for good. Here are rituals for welcoming children and for celebrating the milestones on their paths to adulthood.
Welcoming & Raising Children
Prayer for Making First Decisions About Gender for a Child
Tags: welcoming, LGBTIQ, naming, LGBTQ, queer, transgender, genderqueer, gender
Crafting Values-based Blessings for a New Baby
Tags: baby naming, baby shower, blessing, blessing circle, children
We See You
Tags: naming, feminism, pidyon habat
Queer/Chosen Family Gender Neutral Blessing for the Children
Tags: LGBTIQ, LGBTQ, gay, gender, gender inclusive, genderqueer, lesbian, trans, transgender, queer, chosen family
Everything Is But a Moment: A Meditation on Kohelet
Tags: meditation, mourning, megillah, welcoming, Ecclesiastes
Gentle Boys: A Mother's Prayer
Tags: #metoo, sexual harassment, gender, gender inclusive, genderqueer, LGBTIQ, feminism
Reconnecting to My Power as a Mother Through the Mikveh
What I didn’t expect was how much fun it would be. Each time I dipped, and came up to speak my words, I smiled and laughed.