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Sunday, December 8 • 4:55pm - 5:50pm
Baby It's You: Ceremonies for Newborn Girls

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Sponsored by Ruthy and Steven Rosenberg.

How do we welcome our daughters into the Jewish covenant and community? Explore ways to create the ceremonies that welcome newborn girls into the Jewish community. The session will present both historical and contemporary trends.

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avatar for Debra Nussbaum Cohen

Debra Nussbaum Cohen

Debra Nussbaum Cohen is an award-winning journalist and essayist. Author of “Celebrating Your New Jewish Daughter: Creating Jewish Ways to Welcome Baby Girls into the Covenant,” (Jewish Lights), she is the New York correspondent for the Israeli newspaper Haaretz and founding writer at The Sisterhood, a blog about Jewish women’s interests and issues at The Forward, where she is a contributing editor. Debra’s work has also been published in... Read More →
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Sharon R. Siegel

Sharon R. Siegel is the author of the forthcoming book “A Jewish Ceremony for Newborn Girls: The Torah’s Covenant Affirmed,” to be published by Brandeis University Press in the Hadassah Brandeis Institute (HBI) Series on Jewish Women. Sharon has also published a number of articles about rituals for newborn Jewish girls. A graduate of Columbia College and Columbia Law School, Sharon is an attorney and lives in New Jersey with her husband and... Read More →


Sunday December 8, 2013 4:55pm - 5:50pm
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