B'rit Milah/Baby Naming

As you plan for the arrival of a beautiful baby into your life and home, be sure to contact Or Chadash for help identifying a mohel, securing a venue for the b'ris or baby naming ceremony, planning the b'ris or naming ceremony, and involving our rabbi in this most special of events. A b'ris is traditionally held on the eighth day of a child's life. A baby naming for girls is often held on the eighth day, as well, but may be scheduled at any time. Please call the Or Chadash office at (908) 806-2122 or e-mail our administrator at admin@orchadash-nj.orgClick here to contact the Berit Mila Board of the Reform Movement to find a Mohel in your area. 

Bar/Bat Mitzvah

Bar/Bat Mitzvah students are moving from childhood to adulthood, from learning to be responsible to being responsible. As son or daughter of the commandments, you commit yourself to be proud membership in our ancient people. 


Rabbi Forman can help you prepare for this wonderful, joyous occasion, by teaching bride and groom the meaning of the ceremony, from Ketubah (marriage document), to Kiddushin (Engagement) to Huppah (Marriage Canopy) to Nissuin (marriage ceremony) to breaking the glass.  We also counsel you, offering Jewish wisdom in preparation for a life dedicated to love and companionship.  We also work with you in designing the ceremony, providing our knowledge and experience.


Our tradition offers several powerful end of life rituals – Kriah (tearing of a garment), Levayah (funeral procession), Hesped (eulogy), Kevurah (burial) and Shivah (seven days of mourning). Rabbi Forman will instruct you on these and other rituals.  We can also perform the funeral ceremony, and help you understand and implement other meaningful Jewish mourning practices.