The Bris ceremony consists of four distinct parts:
- The Kvatters bring in the baby. All participants and guests then welcome the baby. At this time the mohel will offer a brief introduction and explanation on the significance of the Bris. The baby is then placed on the specially designated "Chair of Elijah the Prophet".
- Afterwards, the father places the baby on the lap of the Sandek. Then the father officially authorizes the mohel to carry out the Bris on the father's behalf.
- The actual surgical procedure is performed by the Mohel, usually taking less than a minute. During this time, the mohel and the father recite blessings for the performance of the Bris.
- The child officially receives his Jewish name. The mohel recites special blessings and prayers expressing the hope that the child will become a source of pride and joy to his family and the Jewish people.