Here you will find a wealth of information about the Brit Milah (or Bris) ceremony for boys, and the Baby Naming (Simchat Bat or Zeved Habat) ceremony for girls. Much of this information is repeated in different ways throughout the web site. I hope it will give you a good sense about my philosophy and approach to these beautiful rituals.
NEW! I now accept Venmo. Once an event is scheduled, it must be confirmed with a $300.00 deposit through Venmo. No deposit is required until after the Bris has been scheduled.
The holiday of Shavuot was originally a harvest festival but now celebrates the giving of the Torah. Because of the Shavuot holiday (which this year is immediately preceded by Shabbat), all emails received from Friday, May 18th after 6:00 PM through Monday night, May 21st will be returned Monday night, May 21st after 9:00 P.M. I will try to respond to as many emails as I can before Shabbat begins on Friday, May 18th.
Make sure only one person is making arrangements with only one mohel.
Please email me only if you are willing to wait until Monday night to make arrangements with me.
Waiting until Monday night will insure that your son or grandson will have a beautiful, proper and kosher Bris. It will be scheduled properly, performed on the correct day and it will be universally recognized by all the movements of Judaism and in Israel. The down side is that Bris arrangements that are made on the Sabbath (Shabbat) or Jewish holiday will most likely result in a questionable and halachically problematic Bris. Although it may not be a concern for you, it may have significant ramifications for your son or grandson in the future. I look forward to hearing from you and would love to be part of your simcha. Thank you and best wishes for a joyous Shavuot holiday!