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Upsherin Info

What Is an Upshernish?
On the third Jewish birthday of a Jewish boy, friends and community members are invited to a festive haircutting ceremony called an upshernish or chalakah.
The Basics of the Upsherin
A Boy's First Haircut
At the age of three, children’s education takes a leap—they are now ready to produce and share their unique gifts. For a Jewish boy, this transition is traditionally marked with a haircutting ceremony.
What to Expect at an Upsherin
So, you have been invited to an upshernish. What exactly is an upshernish, and what do you need to know to attend?
Can I Cut My Son’s Hair Before Age Three?
Can I arrange to cut my son’s hair earlier than his third birthday so that my father can be involved?
A Milestone in a Child's Education
The age of three marks a turning point. Until this age, the child was a baby to whom everything was given. From this time onward, he is considered as a developing youngster who responds and takes an active role in his process of education.
How to Create a Fabulous Upshern Party
You can’t exactly walk into a party store and purchase upsherenish decor! Of course, that meant being creative and coming up with some fun decor ideas that were unique, inexpensive and attractive.
Easy-to-share guide to cutting the payos
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