Table - Area to display the kiddush cup, wine, and challah. If you prefer, there may be candles or other personal items (pictures, symbols) to enhance the ceremony.
Two chairs- one for the Sandak and one to symbolize Elijah’s presence.
Pillow with a non-slippery cover to lie on the Sandak’s lap.
Wine - you may also have small cups of wine for the guests.
Kippot for the father/ parents, or guests if you'd like.
Tallit if you have a special one you'd like to use, otherwise I can provide one.
Optional items can include candles, flowers, pictures, readings, symbols to enhance the ceremony.
For the baby naming, parents, family members or friends are encouraged to prepare and write down some words about the person/s for which the baby is being named. Who were they? Where did they live and what did they do? Describe perhaps a story and/or what traits or attributes they embodied, which you hope your child will inherit. This will be read during the naming ceremony.
For the ceremony, please have a diaper, wipes, burp cloth and a light (thin) receiving blanket available.
On the day of the bris, please finish feeding the baby one hour prior to the ceremony.