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