Initial Consultation - Putting you at ease
You can easily schedule an introductory call with me via my website.
My goal in our first conversation is to learn about you and your family and to understand your hopes and aspirations for the day of the Bris. This is the time to ask any questions you might have, voice any concerns and talk about the procedure in depth. I will always strive to give you all the information and support you need, so you can feel confident in me and comfortable with your choice to have me perform the Bris.
It is very important to me that we have this contact before the day of the Bris so that I am not some random Mohel that just turns up, performs the Bris and leaves. I aim to be a trusted friend and advisor who accompanies and supports you throughout this highly emotional and meaningful time and beyond.
First Call to the Mohel
It is ideal to call me as soon as your son is born. Some families, who know in advance that they are having a boy, will reach out sooner but this is a personal choice and many prefer to wait until after birth to call the Mohel.
Setting the Date
Once you have decided to go ahead and have me perform your beloved son’s Bris, we can finalize the day and date. Provided the baby is healthy, this will take place on the eighth day after birth. In the event of any health concerns, you should consult with your doctor and Rabbi as to when to schedule the Bris.
On Bris Day
Here is an outline of what to expect on the day of the Bris. Many families feel reassured knowing in advance what's going to happen on the day.
My arrival - The big day has arrived. Its normal to feel nervous, excited and emotional. That's why I’ll arrive nice and early and make sure we have time to talk and connect before I begin.
Questions and chatting - We will spend some time going over the procedure so you feel informed, educated and are comfortable with it. I will also talk you through the aftercare process and make sure you have time to ask any questions
Setting up - I’ll set up my tools in accordance with my exacting standards of hygiene and cleanliness.
Prayers and naming - I will conduct the traditional Jewish Bris service will all the blessings and prayers that have been said at Bris ceremonies for centuries. This includes calling out your son’s brand new Hebrew name. Mazal Tov!
The Bris itself - The Bris itself takes less than two minutes. That really is it! Now you can breathe….
Reassurance - Don’t worry, I don't just pack up and leave afterwards. I’ll stick around to ensure everything is ok and to reassure you all. Once everyone is happy and confident, I’ll say my goodbyes but I’ll be at the other end of the phone line if you need me!
Aftercare and Follow Up - with you all the way!
After the circumcision is done, you will not be left to deal with the care on your own!
Before I leave, I guide you through the aftercare process and make sure you know what to look out for. You can read all about it HERE. I’ll also make myself available to you on the phone and by text message and I encourage you to reach out to me with any and every question or concern.
Even if I don't hear from you, I’ll get in touch after a day or two to see how you everyone is doing.
I pride myself on the level of genuine care and concern I offer the families I work with as well as my friendship and availability even after the procedure is over.
Rabbi Levi is an amazing Mohel! He performed the circumcision on our first son (after 5 girls!). My wife would have NO ONE else perform the circumcision on our second son. Rabbi Levy rearranged his schedule to come out to perform the Bris at 5:30 in the morning so he could make a scheduled flight and still leave enough time to do all of his post-Bris checks on our son. He is so caring and gentle, and both circumcisions healed very quickly. If we have more boys, no one else is allowed to perform the circumcision.
- Matt H.
“We deeply appreciated the time that Rabbi Levy dedicated to us prior to the ceremony. We met on several occasions so that Rabbi Levy could explain in detail the whole process”
- Brad and Jayme