What are my qualifications?

I am a Medical Doctor - a Board certified Pediatrician, a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and have been a practicing pediatrician for 18 years. More importantly for you, I am a certified Mohel. I am certified by the UAHC (Union of American Hebrew Congregations) and the Central Conference of American Rabbis. I am also Vice President of NOAM (National Organization of American Mohelim/ot) and have been since 1993.

All of us who are certified by the Reform movement must be doctors or midwives. The Reform movement will not certify anyone unless his or her medical credentials are unquestioned. It is our plan to bring the best of what modern medicine has to offer to our people in the twenty-first century as well as to preserve the meaning of our traditions.

I have been a practicing mohel for five years, and have performed many hundreds of brisses, while still maintaining my pediatric practice in New York.