The Bris & Other Information


Prepare for the Bris

There are a few things which you will need to provide for the bris.  Some of the items will be needed during the actual bris ceremony- as well as for the aftercare. Dr. Mazlin will sit down with you at the conclusion of the bris ceremony and carefully review the circumcision post-care instructions (additionally- you will receive a very detailed aftercare information sheet.) 

Kiddish Cup

This is what you will need to prepare for the bris:

1- Kosher Sweet Wine

2- Kiddish Cup

3- Neosporin or Bacitracin ointment

4- 4 x 4 Gauze Pads

5- EMLA or Lidocaine cream (to be discussed)

6- Extra Diapers

7- A Bib




Baby's foot in a hand

Dr. Mazlin has worked with hundreds of interfaith couples. This day can be especially difficult- with members from various families attending- and there may be many sensitive issues involved. Dr. Mazlin is prepared to discuss your unique concerns regarding family members etc, and he will reach out to people from all backgrounds in an inclusive manner.

Approaching a Baby's Bris as an Interfaith Couple



Dr. Mazlin is very comfortable and experienced with non-traditional new parents. All modes of parenthood are accepted and welcome.




Whether you have given birth to two boys or a boy and a girl, the ceremony will be meaningful and memorable. The Brit Bat service (baby naming for girls) closely parallels the Brit Milah (bris) service for boys.  It is also a wonderfully uplifting and spiritual experience honoring your daughter.  

Mazel Tov on the Arrival of your New Baby!

The wonderful tradition of the brit ceremony has been passed down from the time of Abraham, nearly 4,000 years ago. This spiritual experience will link and unite past generations with present and future ones. *The bris will be performed in a sensitive, warm, nurturing and dignified manner. *The comfort and care of your baby is of utmost concern. The brit is recited in English as well as Hebrew. You may include your family and other guests in the ceremony. This spiritually enlightening service will embrace all who attend. Those who do not understand or speak Hebrew and those who are not Jewish will also be included –as well as spiritually uplifted. The Brit is the ceremony which establishes your son’s Jewish identity, both culturally and religiously.

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