Simhat Bat Guide to the Ceremony

Over the past quarter of a century, feminists have developed a variety of new rituals to highlight women's life cycle events, in some cases building on traditional forms of female-oriented ritual. One example is the Simhat Bat ceremony to welcome baby girls, which finds precedent in the Zeved ha-Bat birth ceremonies held in past and present Sephardi, North African, and Syrian communities. Pictured here is a guide to the Simhat Bat ceremony published by the Jewish Women's Resource Center of the National Council of Jewish Women.

Institution: Eleanor Leff Jewish Women’s Resource Center (JWRC) of the National Council of Jewish Women, New York Section


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Jewish Women's Archive. "Simhat Bat Guide to the Ceremony." (Viewed on April 22, 2024) <>.