The clergy at B’nai Israel is always happy to talk with you about any of your questions and concerns regarding these Covenant ceremonies. You also may wish to consult other sources for additional information. You may purchase these books from Amazon.com by clicking the book or title. A portion of your purchase price will benefit the Temple.
The New Jewish Baby Book: Names, Ceremonies & Customs – A Guide for Today’s Families by Anita Diamant, Woodstock, VT: Jewish Lights, 1994.
How to Be a Jewish Parent: A Practical Handbook for Family Life by Anita Diamant & Karen Kushner, Schocken, 2000.
On the Doorposts of Your House, Chaim Stern, editor, New York: CCAR, 1994.
The Adoption Resource Book by Lois Gilman, Harper & Row
Celebration and Renewal: Rites of Passage in Judaism, edited by Rela Geffen, Jewish Publication Society.
Adoption and the Jewish Family: Contemporary Perspectives by Shelley Kapnek Rosenberg, Philadelphia: JPS, 1998.
The Blessing of a Skinned Knee: Using Jewish Teachings to Raise Self-Reliant Children by Wendy Mogel, NY: Scribner, 2001.
Celebrating Your New Jewish Daughter: Creating Jewish Ways to Welcome Baby Girls into the Covenant – New and Traditional Ceremonies, by Debra Nussbaum Cohen, Jewish Lights Publishing.
Best Baby Names for Jewish Children by Alfred J. Kolatch, New York: Jonathan David Publishers, Inc., 1998.