Welcome to travelingmohel.com! If you are expecting a boy, or if your son has just been born, and you live in an area without a local mohel (or the local mohel is unavailable, or you are exploring other options), travelingmohel.com is the address for you.
I come highly recommended by happy parents, rabbis and physicians, and have developed the traveling for a bris down to a science so that you have the best experience possible from a traveling mohel, your baby is given the attention he needs and deserves, and we remain in constant contact until your baby is completely healed from his bris (circumcision).
I currently live in South Florida, making me an ideal candidate to fly anywhere in the Caribbean or the United States. I am open to flying just about anywhere in the world!
I have been a practicing mohel since I completed my training in Israel with Rabbi Mordechai Sasson, the government supervisor of Mohels in Israel, back in the late 1990s.
I have a unique style of presiding over a bris, which celebrates Jewish tradition while maintaining the utmost sterility in the care of your son. Beginning with a phone call before the bris and continuing through the follow-up visit and follow-up phone calls, I look forward to guiding you through every step of the bris journey with charm and graciousness. You will be given the time and courtesy you deserve, sensitively and professionally, to make your overall bris experience meaningful and memorable.
I have performed hundreds of brisses, both Ashkenazic and Sephardic, throughout the US and Israel (including in Puerto Rico!).
For my schooling and rabbinic training, I studied in Yeshivat Har Etzion in Gush Etzion, Israel, and completed my rabbinic ordination and a Masters in Education at Yeshiva University in New York.
A Note on Costs and Remuneration
I am a rabbi of a modest-size congregation. Any honorarium from bris milah services helps supplement my "parnassah" (livelihood), and is therefore greatly appreciated.
Bris services are offered on a sliding scale, in which I leave the final amount up to the parents (or generous grandparents!) to decide. The following are guidelines for the different circumstances which may arise.
LOCAL BRIS ON A WEEKDAY (local = reasonable driving distance) Most people give between $500 and $1200. Average is between $600-$850. (multiply by 2 for twins, multiply by 2.5 for triplets)
TRAVELING and SPENDING A NIGHT Weekday "travel bris" is between $750-$1500 plus travel expenses Shabbos "travel bris" is between $1000-$1800 plus travel expenses
TRAVEL EXPENSES include Air travel - plane ticket plus airport parking Car rental (+ gas) or taxi/uber Driving - about $.50 per mile per U.S. recommended reimbursement Hotel accommodations when needed. Home hospitality for Shabbos is absolutely acceptable at a Shomer Shabbos/Kosher-keeping home.
Some people cover the hotel and/or flights up front and therefore need not include them in any remuneration. Thank you!