Baltimore Mohels

Your son will be in good hands.

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. Steven J. Adashek, MD

Phone: 410-561-9812 or 410-733-3540

Training: Certified Mohel: Berit Mila Board of Reform Judaism Board. Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Anesthesia: Prefers a ring block using 1% lidocaine

Geographic area: Greater Baltimore, Washington DC, Annapolis, MD and Southern Pennsylvania

Fee: $600 – Insurance reimbursement available

Additional information: Will perform b’rit milah to all members of the Jewish community, including interfaith couples

Rabbi Yirmiyahu Benyowitz

Phone: 443-799-4794


Training: Certified in Israel,1992

Geographic Area: Baltimore

Fee: $400

Additional information: Will perform bris for Jewish babies.

Rabbi Avrohom Glenn

Phone:  1-888-The-Bris or 1-917-371-0170


Training: Trained and certified by the famous Rabbi Yosef Yossele’ Weisberg of Jerusalem.

Geographic Area: Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia

Cost: Affordable

Rabbi Michael Henesch

Phone: 1-877-990-BRIS

Training: Formally certified as a Mohel in Jerusalem by Rabbi Yitzchok Lang and interned at Hadassah and Laniado Sanz Medical Center in Israel.

Anesthesia: Contact for more information.

Geographic area: Practices in Baltimore, Columbia, MD, Washington DC, Virginia, and New York

Fee: Depends on location of bris

Additional information: Welcomes all Jewish families

Rabbi Dani Kermaier

Phone: 410-402-0540

Training: R’ Yosef Oren–One of the premier mohelim in Israel.

Anesthesia: Natural

Geographic area: Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, Pennsylvania

Fee: Depends on location of bris

Additional information: Equal opportunity mohel, open to all, inclusive ceremony.

Rabbi Moshe Rappaport

Phone: 410- 358-6560


Training:  Spent a year in Israel in 1980-81 training by the world renowned mohel Rabbi Yosef Weissberg for Sha’arei  Tzedek Hospital.

Anesthesia: In some degrees are used

Geographic area:  All of Maryland

Fee:  Depends on location and in some cases insurance will reimburse

Additional information: Makes every attempt to accommodate all family situations

Rabbi Dr. Tsvi G. Schur 

Phone: 410-585-1344 or 443-929-1451

Training: Mt. Sinai Hospital Cleveland

Anesthesia: Wine

Geographic area: Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, Pennsylvania

Fee: Varies but a bris will never be refused if unable to pay

Additional information:Will perform a bris for an interfaith family based on certain criteria


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