Brit Mila

We are honored to offer Brit Mila and Pidyon HaBen services to our congregants, providing a meaningful and joyous experience for families as they embark on these important milestones of the life of your child.

brit mila at Ohel Leah Synagogue

Brit Mila

Brit Mila, the covenant of circumcision, is a sacred ritual that has been practiced for thousands of years in the Jewish tradition. It symbolizes the entry of a male child into the covenant between God and the Jewish people. At Ohel Leah Synagogue, we understand the significance of this ancient ritual and strive to create a warm and welcoming environment for families as they celebrate this joyous occasion.

Our Brit Mila services are led by our experienced and compassionate rabbis, who guide families through the ceremony with care and reverence. We provide a dedicated space within our synagogue for this sacred event, where you can gather with your loved ones and community to welcome your son into the covenant.

During the Brit Mila service, our rabbis will lead the recitation of traditional prayers and blessings, sharing the rich symbolism and deep spiritual meaning behind each aspect of the ceremony. They will also provide explanations and guidance to ensure that everyone feels comfortable and included, regardless of their level of familiarity with Jewish customs.

At Ohel Leah Synagogue, we believe in creating a supportive and inclusive atmosphere, and our Brit Mila services reflect this commitment. We welcome families from diverse backgrounds and levels of observance, and our clergy are available to answer questions, address concerns, and offer guidance throughout the process. We understand that each family has unique needs and preferences, and we strive to accommodate them to ensure a meaningful and personalized experience.

Pidgon haben at Ohel Leah Synagogue

Pidyon HaBen 

In addition to Brit Mila, we also offer Pidyon HaBen services for families who wish to observe the redemption of the firstborn son. Pidyon HaBen, meaning "redemption of the firstborn," is a ceremony that dates back to biblical times and signifies the dedication of the firstborn son to a life of sacred service to God. It is a joyous occasion that celebrates the special status of the firstborn son within the family.

Our Pidyon HaBen services provide families with a beautiful and memorable experience as they fulfill this important mitzvah. Led by our clergy, these services include the recitation of blessings, the presentation of the firstborn son to the Kohen (a descendant of the priestly class), and the redemption ceremony itself. Our clergy will guide you through each step of the process, ensuring that you understand the significance of the rituals and prayers involved.


Your Jewish Family in Hong Kong

At Ohel Leah Synagogue, we recognize that both Brit Mila and Pidyon HaBen are significant milestones in the life of a Jewish family. To help make these occasions even more memorable, we offer personalized certificates and mementos that can be customized with your child's name and the date of the ceremony. These keepsakes serve as a cherished reminder of this special moment in your family's journey.

Beyond Brit Mila and Pidyon HaBen services, Ohel Leah Synagogue is a vibrant and inclusive community that offers a wide range of programming and opportunities for spiritual growth. From engaging educational classes and uplifting Shabbat services to social action initiatives and cultural events, there is something for everyone to connect, learn, and celebrate.

We invite you to join us at Ohel Leah Synagogue and experience the warmth and joy of our Brit Mila and Pidyon HaBen services. Whether you are celebrating the birth of a son or seeking to connect with Jewish traditions, our synagogue is here to support and guide you every step of the way. We look forward to welcoming you and your family into our community and celebrating these special moments together.

Please feel free to reach out to our synagogue office for more information on our Brit Mila and Pidyon HaBen services or any other programming that may interest you. We are here to assist you and ensure that your experience with us is meaningful and memorable.