Rabbi David Kedmi

Rabbi David Kedmi

Certified Mohel

Serving The Tri-State Area

(800) 4-A-MOHEL

(800) 426-6435

Preparations For Bris

The following items are required for the bris:

  1. Disposable diapers (12 if bris is away from home)
  2. Two cloth diapers (burping cloths)
  3. Baby wipes
  4. One bottle red sweet kosher wine
  5. One box 3x3 gauze pads
  6. Two tubes neosporin ointment
  7. Dress baby in easy open-at-the-bottom outfit
  8. No feedings one hour prior to scheduled bris
  9. No ointment/creams on front of baby's diaper
    (A+D/Desitin are only to be applied to baby's bottom)




Honors During the Bris Ceremony

  1. Kvatter-in= Brings the baby into room on special pillow (provided by the Mohel) where bris is to be performed (can be one or two people)
  2. Elijah's Chair= Once baby arrives and is welcomed, someone places the baby (while still on the pillow) on a chair designated as Elijah's Chair (baby is there for only a few seconds)
  3. Parents remove the baby from the pillow and off the chair and present him to the Sandek (the person who will hold the baby during the bris). The bris can be performed on a table (no smaller than a bridge table) or on the Sandek's lap, depending on the comfort level of the parents and the Sandek. If the bris is to be done on the table, the parents place the baby on the table at this point. If it will be performed on the Sandek's lap, the Mohel will prepare the firm pillow to serve as a surface on the Sandek's lap, and the parents will then place the baby on the Sandek's lap.
  4. Sandek=Person holding the baby's legs during the bris.
  5. Baby Naming= Someone will hold the baby after the bris for the Hebrew naming.
  6. Kvatter-out= After the ceremony, someone will take the baby back to his room/or the parents room where he will then be able to eat. (can be more than one person if necessary.

The abovementioned are all the honors and preparations you will need for the scheduled bris. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us at 800-426-6435.
Good luck and we look forward to hearing from you in the near future.
Karen Kedmi