Bris Information 2017-12-17T05:19:37+00:00


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Why Give Your Son a Bris?

Frequently Asked Questions
What if one of the parents is not Jewish? 2017-03-28T11:48:17+00:00
  • If the mother is Jewish, then the child is Jewish according to Jewish law and a traditional Bris Milah is performed.
  • If the mother is not Jewish, the circumcision can be performed as the first step of a conversion should the child choose to convert later on in life. This would negate the need for a procedure termed “hatafas dam” that even circumcised males need to undergo when converting.
How much do you charge for a Bris Milah? 2017-03-28T11:47:27+00:00

I do not charge a set fee. I would perform a Bris Milah for free if the situation called for it and have done so many times. Quite obviously, there are costs involved in terms of my time and expenses including travel, preparation, medical supplies and initial training. That being the case, I am usually paid and the range is typically between $500-$800. If I have to travel a longer distance, it usually edges near the latter number.

How far will you travel? 2017-03-28T11:46:44+00:00

Typically, within a 60-minute drive from Cherry Hill, NJ. If you live farther away, please contact me and I may be able to accommodate you depending on the day and timing of the Bris.

Do you need to see the baby prior to the day of the Bris Milah? 2017-03-28T11:46:01+00:00

No, as long as the baby has been examined by a pediatrician to screen for any physical anomalies. This is typically performed in the hospital after birth. I will always do a thorough exam prior to the circumcision once I arrive.

Are you available to talk and/or meet with us prior to scheduling with you? 2017-03-28T11:45:22+00:00

Yes, I am more than happy to talk and meet with parents over the phone, via skype/face time or in person if our schedules allow for it.

How far in advance do we need to schedule with you? 2017-03-28T11:44:35+00:00

Please contact me as soon as possible after the birth of the baby. If you are scheduled to have a cesarean section, please contact me once you have a date scheduled. It simplifies the process if you complete the Pre-Register and Schedule a Bris forms.

Are you able to assist us with choosing a Hebrew name? 2017-03-28T11:43:53+00:00

Yes, I can help with choosing a Hebrew name for your child. Some concepts to consider before we speak – do you have any relatives that you would like to name this child after, are you trying to coordinate the Hebrew name to a given English name either phonetically or in meaning, and is there a particular idea or character trait you are trying to capture through your child’s name.

Do you perform “Metzitza B’peh”? 2017-03-28T11:43:12+00:00

Metzitza B’peh is a Jewish tradition to jumpstart and aid the healing process. Until the last century it was done by manually suctioning the blood from the Bris site. Today, this is typically done through a more modern and completely sterile technique, utilizing a sterile tube packed with gauze to ensure no communication of germs between the mohel and baby


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