When it comes to having a brit shalom, there are lots of choices. Rabbi-led in a synagogue is an option, but these ceremonies can also take place at home, or even outdoors. A family’s prior involvement in congregational life, the time of year/weather, and what feels most comfortable for parents and baby are often deciding factors. If the ceremony is going to take place at eight days, many parents feel most comfortable at home. Parents may choose to follow the eighth day tradition — or might hold the brit shalom when it’s more convenient.