A bris is a meaningful Jewish religious ceremony, of which the medical procedure of circumcision is an important, but not the only, part. A bris takes your baby boy and and bonds him to thousands of years of tradition in the presence of family and friends. A bris can be a catered affair in a restaurant or hotel room, or a private ceremony with just parents and child. Regardless of its location, it is always a gathering with important loved ones at your side to participate in this commandment.
Berit milah (circumcision) is traditionally done on the baby's eighth day of life. It can be done after the eighth day, but never before. A bris incorporates your baby boy into the covenant between God and the Jewish people. It is a symbol of God's covenant with Abraham and with all of us. It is a pledge of faith and continuity.