• Brit Milah in Austin, Texas

    My name is Dr. Richard Ellenbogen. I am a certified obstetrician /gynecologist and a certified Mohel. I have performed several thousand circumcisions over the years on the babies that I have delivered including those during the Berit Mila Ceremony.
  • Licensed Physician and Certified Mohel

    Berit Milah literally means “ Covenant of Circumcision”. The tradition began as a covenant between God and Abraham, who is considered to be the first Jew. Abraham circumcised himself and all of his offspring as a physical representation that they would forever be devoted to God.

Dr. Ellenbogen - Certified Mohel for Brit Milah

Trust an experienced physician with your baby son's brit milah (bris) ceremony. Dr. Ellenbogen has been performing circumcisions for several decades and now is available for brit milah in the Austin, Texas area.
Brit milah, which means "covenant of circumcision," is a Jewish ritual performed on a baby boy eight days after he is born. It involves the removal of the foreskin from the penis by a mohel, who is a person that has been trained to safely perform the procedure. Brit milah is also known by the Yiddish word "bris." It is one of the most well-known Jewish customs and signifies the unique relationship between a Jewish boy and God. Traditionally, a baby boy is named at his bris.
Dr. Richard Ellenbogen is a proud member of the National Organization of American Mohalim (NOAM). He completed the Berit Mila Program of Reform Judaism, which seeks to make the age old practice of berit mila, available to Jewish families as a meaningful and relevant Jewish life-cycle ritual.
I will provide you with a checklist of items that need to be on hand at the bris.

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Dr. Ellenbogen was very patient, helpful and friendly. We're glad we called him after our son was born to perform the bris.

James and Carol Smith