Baby Naming & Brit Milah

Births are an important life cycle event at Congregation Beth Torah. Boys and girls are treated equally by our members, and entire families should celebrate a new life with a welcoming ceremony. Whether it is straight from Reform tradition, or a ceremony created by you with our help for either a b'rit milah or naming (boys or girls), we welcome the opportunity to work with you to create the best possible celebration for your family.

Families expecting a birth should contact Rabbi Shapiro regarding an appropriate ceremony at rshapiro@beth-torah.org

Please click on the link below, to download comprehensive information.

Baby Naming Packet



Shalom Baby

Shalom Baby is an exciting program designed to welcome local parents and their newborns or newly-adopted children into the Greater Kansas City Jewish community.  A Shalom Baby gift basket is just waiting to be delivered by one of our Shalom Baby volunteers.

Shalom Baby provides local families with a free Shalom Baby gift basket filled with goodies for the new baby and family.  The gift basket also includes a resource guide for parents and other information about our Jewish community. Click here to send or receive a Shalom Baby gift basket.

Shalom Baby, a program of the Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City, is proudly supported by The PJ Library. It is designed to welcome parents and their new babies into Kansas City's Jewish community.  Each birth is a celebration for the Jewish community and we want to share in this special event.


PJ LIBRARY IS A JEWISH FAMILY ENGAGEMENT program implemented on a local level throughout North America. We mail free, high-quality Jewish children's literature and music to families across the continent on a monthly basis.  


PJ Library, a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, is brought to you in partnership with Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City. PJ Library is also generously supported by Jewish Community Foundation Legacy Fund, Jewish Heritage Foundation, Lowenstein Family Supporting Foundation  and Menorah Legacy Foundation.

Click here to find out more details on PJ Library