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What is an Upsherin? It’s an age-old custom to allow a boy’s hair to grow untouched until he’s three years old. On his third birthday, friends are invited to a haircutting ceremony—called an upsherin or upsherenish in Yiddish, and a chalakah by Sephardic Jews. The child’s peyot (biblically mandated sidelocks) are left intact—the initiation into his first mitzvah. From this point on, a child is taught to wear a kippah and tzitzit, and is slowly trained to recite blessings and the Shema. The world now begins to benefit from the Torah study and mitzvahs of this young child..

In terms of the location, if you expect a large crowd, Royal Events highly recommend renting a space or we offer help with finding a venue close to your location. Royal Events coordinates the event and decorates the venue for this special event for you & your family. We have everything that you need from florists, tables arrangements, chair covers, cakes, caterers & more. Please let Royal Events share this memorable day of the Upsherin with you & your family!