A Wimpel is a linen sheet traditionally placed under a baby at his bris. This sheet is then cut into strips, and sewn together to make a Torah binder. Then, the binder is personalized and decorated using embroidery or painting it. The Wimpel is presented by the child the first time he comes to Shul, or when he reaches three years old.
It is said that the origin for this Minhag comes from the Maharil who was the Sandik at a Bris. There was no cloth available to wrap the baby’s feet so he instructed the people present to take the cloth that was around the Sefer Torah and use it to bind the feet.
Our Kehilla has amassed a large collection over the years, and we look forward to welcoming your child's soon. The Wimpels are continuously rotated, and special effort is made to use your child's Wimpel at his Bar Mitzvah and Aufruf.
Should you require Wimpel material, please contact the office.