Mohels and Circumcision

The word Bris means covenant (agreement or promise). The word for cut and for circumcision is Mila.  A Bris Mila, the full name for the ritual, means “the covenant of circumcision.”

To Abraham God said: “This is My covenant that you and your descendants after you are to observe: let every male among you be circumcised…it shall be a sign of the covenant between us…let every eight day old boy be circumcised…” Genesis 17:10-14

Click Here for an article about circumcision by Dr. Brian McBeth, certified mohel.

Officiants: All of our local rabbis are happy to meet with you to help you plan your event and help officiate at the ceremony. You do not need to be a member of any synagogue, and most rabbis do not have a set fee. If you need  space, you can arrange to have the ceremony in the synagogue as well, usually for no fee. Please consult our list of congregations to find someone near you.

Below is a list of mohels who perform Bris Mila ceremonies on the Peninsula:

Rabbi Avi Lebowitz
Certified mohel and educational director of Jewish Study Network
(650) 207-4956
avilebo@gmail.com
http://www.baymohel.com

Rabbi Gil Leeds
Chabad Jewish Student Center at U.C. Berkeley
(510) 730-BRIS (2747)
rabbileeds@bayareamohel.com
http://www.BayAreaMohel.com

Dr. Elizabeth Lyster, OB/GYN, Certified Mohelet
(650) 515-4509
drlizlyster@yahoo.com
http://drlizmd.com/contact-dr-liz/jewish-services/

Piser & Piser Mohelim
Urologist: Joel Piser, M.D.
Hand/plastic surgeon: Jing Hsieh Piser, M.D.
piserfam@comcast.net
http://www.sutterhealth.org/dr-joel-a-piser.html

Mark M. Rubenstein, M.D./Pediatrician (retired)
147 Los Altos Ave.
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Home: (925) 932-6650/ Cell: (925) 212-9964
markmd@earthlink.net
http://www.mohelrubenstein.com

Eric Tabas, M.D.
450 Sutter St, Suite 1324
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 914-2579
http://www.erictabasmd.com/

Rabbi Moshe Trager, Certified Mohel
(415) 366-6757
RabbiTrager@CaliMohel.com
http://www.CaliMohel.com

Debra Weiss-Ishai, M.D.
Certified mohel and pediatrician
(510) 589-8556
mohel@TheBrisDoctor.com
http://www.TheBrisDoctor.com

Stuart Avram Zangwill, M.D./Pediatrician/Certified Mohel
(510) 384-8363
zmohel@gmail.com
http://www.zmohel.com/

 

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