Brooklyn Mohels

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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