Nearly twenty years ago, I began apprenticing mohelim and studying their technique. Specifically, I spent many mornings with Rabbi Shlomo Machpud and Rabbi Mordechai Sharabi as they traveled throughout Israel to perform brissim.
After my marriage to my wife, Sima, I traveled to England and studied under Dr. Joseph Spitzer, who is a general practitioner and Chief Medical Officer of the London Beth Din Initiation Society, which regulates all mohelim in the United Kingdom. During that time I also had the privilege of receiving guidance from Rabbi Shmuel Gavriel Gluck, one of the most popular mohelim in Europe.
Under Dr. Spitzer, I learned all the relevant modern surgical and sterile techniques and was certified by Dr. Spitzer and the London Beth Din to practice milah. While training in England, I had the opportunity to perform over one hundred circumcisions. I remain in close contact with Dr. Spitzer and consult with him frequently. Upon returning to the United States, I continued my training and gained experience in complicated brissim, such as cases of hypospadias.
I have been a fully licensed Mohel for over ten years and have had the honor to serve as a mohel throughout the Northeast.
My Approach and Technique
Each and every bris is a unique and meaningful experience, as a new Jewish boy enters into the covenant of Abraham and becomes another link in the eternal chain of our nation. My approach ensures the highest level of sterility and surgical technique combined with the beauty and depth that thousands of years of tradition offer. All questions about our traditions or about the medical aspects of bris milah, are welcome and encouraged - don’t hesitate to contact me directly!
I am prepared and honored to perform brissim for Jews across the States!
Where I Practice
I am available to do your bris throughout the Tri-State area (New York, New Jersey and Connecticut), Pennsylvania as well as New England (Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Vermont) - and throughout the east coast!
The tradition of serving as a mohel can be traced back several generations in my family. My great-grandfather, Rabbi Yaakov Levine, served as a mohel in America at the turn of the previous century and his son-in-law, Rabbi Eliezer Bergman, my grandfather, was also a Mohel in the Catskills prior to WWII. One of my most treasured possessions is a historic Bris Milah knife and shield I inherited from my grandfather and great-grandfather.
I received rabbinic ordination from the renowned Rav Zalman Nechamia Goldberg and studied several years with Rav Yitzchak Berkovits in Jerusalem. I also graduated from the Yale class of ‘98.
My wife Sima and I are blessed with six children and we live in the New York metropolitan area where I serve as a Rabbi.
"Rabbi Greer was our sons mohel, June 2012. He is an exceptional mohel. When we took our son to the Dr. after the bris he exclaimed “wow, the mohel did a great job”. Rabbi Greer is dependable, responsible and takes pride in his work. Even as an RN, the experience was overwhelming for me considering it was my baby but he made efforts to help us stay calm during and
Available for brissim in New England, the Tri-State area, Pennsylvania and travel throughout the east coast.