Bris / Circumcision

The Bris or Brit Milah is the Covenant Ceremony in which we welcome a baby boy into the Jewish tradition with thanks and blessing.

A mohel performs the circumcision and can lead the entire ceremony. See below for two pediatric physicians who are certified mohelets.

Alternatively, you can also have a rabbi present who will bless the newborn and bestow his Hebrew name.

We hold this ceremony eight days after the baby is born, as commanded in the Torah.

The service is generally held in the home, with a small gathering of friends and family. The service can be personalized with songs and readings chosen by the parents. We share stories about the meaning of the baby’s name and the person for whom the baby is named, as well as ways in which we pray the baby will be like him or her.

Boulder / Denver Mohels / Mohelets:

Although there are many excellent mohel and mohelet options in town, the two with whom Rabbi Korngold’s work is most aligned are Dr. Susskind (Boulder) and Dr. Groupe (Denver). However, it is incumbent upon each parent to find the practitioner with whom you are most comfortable, both with their religious practice and their technical training. You can feel confident about the technical ability of all the practitioners listed here. Please let them know we sent you!

Dr. Karin Susskind, MD, Certified Mohelet

Dr. Sarah Grope, MD, Certified Mohelet
“Performing your son’s Bris with spirituality and warmth”

We are honored to help you welcome your son and daughter into the world!

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