Rabbi Yehuda Lebovics, Mohel in Los Angeles, CA!
I trained as a rabbinic mohel at the Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem, Israel. Upon my ordination I was certified as a Rabbi and Mohel by a member of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel.
I received advanced medical training at Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut and here in Los Angeles at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. This training certified me to perform full adult and infant circumcisions in a hospital setting with operating room privileges such as Cedars, Tarzana and Kaiser hospitals.
I have been a practicing mohel for over twenty years and have performed over 15,000 circumcisions, including my own three sons, who have thank G-d no complaints.
The method I employ in performing the circumcision is swift and causes minimal disturbance to the infant. My instruments are autoclaved sterile and thank G-d I’ve never had an infection caused by this procedure.
Most families choose to have the entire bris in the presence of their guests. However, the surgical aspect of the bris can be performed away from the guests and the baby can be brought out for the naming and completion of the ceremony. I do not begin the procedure in the bedroom and complete the surgery in front of the guests. This method causes much distress to the baby and should be avoided. Whatever way the parents choose in arranging the ceremony I make my utmost concern the safety and comfort of the baby and the parents.
I draw upon my training as a Rabbi and an educator (I have a master’s degree in education), to make this occasion an enlightening and meaningful experience so that all present will be imbued with the warmth of our rich heritage as people of the covenant. It is my goal to make every ceremony a special one, one that fits the needs and desires of each family.