Welcome new and expectant parents. Nothing is more exciting and life altering than the arrival of a new baby.

If it is a boy, you also have a Brit Milah (Bris) to plan, and there are only a few days to organize for the event. This web site will help you, and if you are in the Chicago area, Dr. Gerson can be your mohelet (mohel).

You can read through the sections on the history of Brit Milah, participants in the ceremony, things to buy and what to expect afterward. Feel free to contact Dr. Gerson via e-mail to discuss preparations, and have your questions answered, and if you are still deciding whether you wish to go ahead with either the ceremony or the procedure, you can address your concerns with her.

Congratulations and mazel tov!


This is my covenant, which you shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every male among you shall be circumcised. And you shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant between me and you. And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you.
(Genesis 17:10)