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New York 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: to be discussed
Additional Info: Performs bris for interfaith and same-sex couples
NY: 646-558-5998
NJ: 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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