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Time and Place

  • The bris milah of a healthy baby is always done on the 8th-day from the baby's birth, even if that day is Shabbat any Jewish holiday, or Yom Kippur. 

  • This 8th day is calculated to include the day of birth. Taking into consideration that according to the Jewish calendar, the day begins at the sunset of the day before. If the baby is born on Sunday before sunset, the Bris will be held the following Sunday. However, if the baby is born on Sunday night after sunset, the Bris is on the following Monday.

  • A Jewish Bris may only be performed during daylight hours! If a baby is born, for example, on a Tuesday afternoon, under normally circumstances the Bris would be the following Tuesday, any time during the day. (There is a tradition to do the Bris as early in the day as possible.)

  • A Bris Milah performed prior to this 8th day, or at night, does not comply with Jewish law, and is not considered a valid Bris.

  • A Jewish Bris of a baby delivered by caesarean section, although normally performed on the 8th day, may not be performed on the Sabbath or Jewish holiday. In this case, the Brits is delayed until the next weekday.

  • It is customary for the bris to be held in a Synagogue, but it can also be held at home or any other suitable location with complete safety.




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Mazel Tov on the birth of your new child! May you merit bringing him into the covenant of Abraham.


Congratulations! You have chosen to use Rabbi Nechemia Markovits as the Mohel to perform the circumcision for your son.


Many people contact the Mohel well before the baby is born in order to become familiar with the many details involved in a Jewish circumcision (Bris Milah) and ceremony.


  1. Please submit the information form [here]

  2. Upon receipt of your information you will receive a "Bris-Milah package" which includes: Bris-Milah Parent Guide, forms to fill out and checklist of items that you will need to prepare for the Bris Milah .

  3. Upon the birth your child please contact Rabbi Markovits to finalize plans.

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