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Please dress your son in a tee shirt and diaper and wrap him in a receiving blanket. The tee shirt and blanket may get soiled, so please choose his outfit accordingly.

You will need Vaseline and 2 x2 gauze pads for aftercare. 

The initial preparation and placement of the clamp is generally done in the bathroom or nursery. I will need a steady surface such as a cleared bathroom counter or changing table with a good light source. There should be a lined trash basket in this room. I will also need a bowl of sugar water (see below) and a pacifier.

For the circumcision itself, I will need a sturdy table with a good light source. On the table, please place a bowl of sugar water and a pacifier. You should also have baby wipes and an extra diaper nearby.

Place a chair at the circumcision table where the sandek* can sit. Also provide a chair which we will keep empty for Elijah. You will also need a kiddush cup and wine. Candles are optional. You should have a challah if you want to say HaMotzi, the prayer over bread, before the meal and after the ceremony.

Preparation Checklist

  • Vaseline
  • 2 x 2 inch gauze pads
  • 2 bowls sugar water (approximately 2 teaspoons of sugar dissolved in 3 ounces of lukewarm water)
  • 2 pacifiers
  • lined trash basket
  • baby wipes
  • diaper
  • kiddush cup (or wine glass)
  • wine
  • candles in candlesticks (optional)
  • challah (optional)
  • kippot/skullcaps for guests (optional)

*Often translated as godfather. This is the highest honor for a guest at the ceremony. To learn more, go to About the Ritual.