WHAT ARE THE OPTIONAL HONORS DURING THE CEREMONY?

Several honors are optionally given during the ceremony, usually bestowed upon the relatives and close friends of the baby’s family.

Kvatter:
The couples who carry the baby in.  This is often designated for grandparents.

Kisei Shel Eliyahu:
The person who places the baby on the chair designated for Elijah the Prophet.  This may be split into multiple honors.

Sandek:
The person who holds the baby during the Bris ceremony.  This may be split into multiple honors.

​Brachos, Krias Ha’shem:
The person who recites the blessings and names the baby. This can be split into multiple honors and is often recited by the moyel.