Hello! Thank you for visiting my website.
My name is Steven R. Sherwin, MD, and I am a Board Certified Obstetrician and
Gynecologist for over 20 years. I am also a Certified Mohel and a member of
NOAM (National Organization of American Mohelim) since 1998. During my
professional career, I have done over 4000 circumcisions. In 1989, when my son
was born, I asked our Rabbi if I could perform his Bris, while he would recite the
prayers. I felt so honored that I could perform this sacred ritual; I elected to study
at the Hebrew Union College to become a Certified Mohel.
The significant difference between an Orthodox Mohel and a Reform Mohel
is that I am a physician. I am a trained surgeon who routinely uses anesthesia
when performing the Bris. There are several options available when choosing an
anesthetic, with an ultimate objective to make the procedure painless for the
newborn. In most instances, the infant will cry, but often the cries are from being
unclothed or simply from being held. Assuredly, the baby will not cry from feeling
Another difference in the Reform religious sect is that a child born in an inter-
religious marriage is regarded as Jewish as long as either parent is Jewish and the
parents choose to raise their child in the Jewish faith. A Reform Mohel will honor
the infant with the Brit if the mother or Father is Jewish and they choose to enter
their child into the Covenent of the Brit Milah. I look forward to speaking with you
to answer any questions you may have.
Please call me and I will be happy to discuss any questions or concerns that you
It would be my honor to perform your son’s Brit Milah.
Steven R. Sherwin, MD
cell: (516) 850-5004