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Brooklyn Mohels

Welcome to the world, little boy!

Finding the mohel that’s right for you and your family is crucial. The mohels on this list will work with you to create a ceremony that meets your needs and makes everyone feel comfortable–even your new son. Mazel tov!

Please note: While Kveller is happy to share this information, inclusion on this list does not constitute an endorsement. 

Dr. Emily Blake        

Training: Obstetrician-gynecologist and authorized by the Reform and Conservative movements

Anesthesia: uses EMLA cream, infant tylenol, sugar and wine

Geographic area: Manhattan, Brooklyn, even New Jersey, Connecticut, and Philadelphia

Fee: around $850

Additional Info: Performs bris for interfaith and same-sex couples

917-405-0696

 

Rabbi Mark Cooper

Training: rabbi and trained by 5th generation mohel in Jerusalem    

Anesthesia: kosher wine, sugar water. will use anesthetic cream if desired

Geographic area: tri-state area

Fee: $600 – 700

Additional Info: Performs bris for same-sex couples; also for interfaith couples who plan to raise the child Jewish

800-499-2747

 

Lucy Eisenstein Waldman

Training: Certified Nurse Midwife and authorized by the Reform movement

Anesthesia: lidocaine ring block (injection), sugar water

Geographic area: any county in New York, New Jersey, or Pennsylvania

Fee: to be discussed

Additional Info: Performs bris for interfaith and same-sex couples; customized ceremony

718-757-0083

 

Dr. Dorothy Greenbaum

Training: pediatrician and authorized by the Reform movement

Anesthesia: anesthetic cream, infant pain reliever, sugar water

Geographic area: New York City, Long Island

Fee: to be discussed

Additional Info: Performs bris for interfaith and same-sex couples

800-600-3022

 

Dr. Jeffrey Mazlin

Training: obstetrician-gynecologist and authorized by the Reform movement

Anesthesia: EMLA cream, infant pain reliever, sugar water

Geographic area: 5 boroughs of New York City, potentially also New Jersey

Fee: $900

Additional Info: Performs bris for interfaith and same-sex couples

201-344-7606

 

Dr. Barry Meisel

Training: obstetrician-gynecologist, past president of Reform movement’s berit mila licensing program

Anesthesia: yes, EMLA cream or lidocaine injection

Geographic area: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut

Fee: to be discussed

Additional Info: Performs bris for interfaith and same-sex couples

914-273-1083

 

Cantor Phillip Sherman

Training: cantor and mohel

Anesthesia: no—sugar water and kosher wine

Geographic area: New York City, Long Island, Westchester County, NJ  

Fee: to be discussed

Additional Info: Performs bris for interfaith and same-sex couples

800-600-3022

 

 

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