Jewish tradition celebrates the birth of females and affirms their Jewish identity with passion equal to that of boys. While it’s common to hold a Simchat Bat (rejoicing for a daughter) in the first month of life, the ceremony can be held at any point after birth. A Simchat Bat can be held in a private home or a rented facility. Families that are affiliated with a synagogue should contact their rabbi first.
Parents who wish to confer a name on a daughter who was not named as an infant can include a special blessing at the bris of their son.
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