Testimonials

Since 2007, certified mohel Rabbi Levy has performed many circumcisions for families in Oregon. Below, you can see testimonials from happy families for whom he performed the bris milah ceremony. Rabbi Levy offers mohel services throughout the state, including Salem, Portland, Hillsboro, Eugene, and other metropolitan areas. To find out more, or to ask questions about the benefits and reasons for circumcision, call any time at 503-985-6229.

Memorable Time

Having two sons, and watching their circumcisions in the hospital, I thought I knew what to expect when I attended a circumcision performed by Rabbi Gadi Levy. I was very surprised at the degree of professionalism and precision exhibited as he performed the short procedure. His care and concern for the child were comforting to the parents and made for a memorable time while minimizing the strain on the child. He was pleasant to work with and is a true professional.

By: Jeffery

We Would Use Rabbi Levy Again in a Heartbeat!

Rabbi Levy served as Mohel for the Bris of our son Mordechai last year on Rosh Hashana. His confidence, skill, good cheer, and wonderful personality, made for a fantastic, and unforgettable experience. We will always be grateful to him for changing his plans last minute to accommodate us. We would use Rabbi Levy again in a heartbeat!

By: Elisha

Ceremony Simply Beautiful

Our second son, Miles, was born in June. Rabbi Levy performed his Brit and the ceremony was simply beautiful. Rabbi Levy was warm and loving towards not only the baby but all of our friends and family, despite many of them not being Jewish.

I deeply appreciated the time that Rabbi Levy dedicated to me prior to the ceremony. We met on several occasions so that Rabbi Levy could explain in detail the whole process involved in the Brit. It was a pleasure to welcome Rabbi Levy into our home for this special occasion and he truly made the entire experience memorable.

By: Brad and Jayme

Endorsement by MD

Rabbi Gadi Levy recently performed a bris on my grandson. The procedure went without any complication and my grandson is nicely healed. I endorse Rabbi Levy without reservation. He was very kind, compassionate, and professional throughout the circumcision ceremony and provided excellent follow-up care as well. I would highly recommend him for any future bris.

By: Sam Rubinson MD

Happy

We had Rabbi Levy perform our son’s circumcision and we couldn’t be happier with the experience and the results. He explained the procedure to us in great detail, and was very meticulous during the entire process. When it was completed, he stayed a while and made sure our son was comfortable and everything looked good. We’ll definitely call him again if we have another boy.

By: Matt and Kristy

Follow Up

Afterwards Rabbi Levy waited to ensure that everything was well with our son.

By: Molly

Professionalism

Our experience with Rabbi Gadi Levy was as good or better than I had hoped for. This was our third son, and I can only wish that the other two had such a good experience. Theirs was either at a hospital or youth clinic, this one was at home; theirs was either unattended (because of circumstances) or dramatic and heart-wrenching, this one I had the option to assist (and did so) and was quiet and peaceful; theirs was filled with discomfort and questions, this one was comforting and all questions were answered; theirs was in-and-out, this one was prepared, attended to, and waited upon in the aftermath by the same caring professional throughout.

Rabbi Gadi’s experience and professionalism were evident. His heart is kind toward the parents and attendees (we had several guests), and his tools were organized and ready. We are a Christian household, and he served and treated us well, even as one of his own family. We live in Loveland, and he traveled to our home. He talked with us as he prepared, and also afterward while he waited to ensure that everything was well with our son, double-checking him before leaving.

During the circumcision, our son cried for a total of 3 to 5 minutes, and was quickly comforted and held by Rabbi Gadi as soon as he finished. There was some crying from discomfort over the next hour or so, and beyond that no significant pain was evident. Everything went quite smoothly, we did not have to wait for a ring to fall off in the ensuing days, and we only needed to take care to watch the gauze and ointment and to call if anything was concerning. Rabbi Gadi followed up with us two or three times to make sure everything was well, and that was greatly appreciated.

I can highly recommend his services to anyone! We are grateful, Rabbi Gadi, for serving our family well.

By: Joshua

Comforting

Our son only cried for a total of 3-5 minutes.

By: Molly

Medical Circumcision vs Traditional Bris

o with my first son we went the traditional medical route of having him circumcised at the doctors after birth. I was horrified. I waited in the waiting room but he screamed and cried for at least 20 min. Once I found out he was strapped down to a cold plastic board, they gave him an injection and it took 15 min I never wanted to go through that again.

So when I found out I was having another boy I started looking at alternatives. Half of my family are Jewish so I looked into how they do it. I found Rabbi Levy on the net and he explained their method. Very quick, a topical numbing agent no needles, in my own home less than 5 min from diaper off to back on. Wow! That’s more like it. I did a bit more research and we decided this was the route we would go.

Another big decider for not doing it medically was we didn’t do the vitamin k shot. Rabbi Levy explained that within Judaism they only circumcise after the baby is 7 days old. By this time the body’s ability to coagulate the blood is at it’s natural high state.. Unlike the docs, they don’t care so much about wether the baby has had the shot or not. We couldn’t find a Dr willing to do the circumcision without the baby receiving the shot. It was plain and simple, no shot no procedure.

So 10 days after my baby boy was born Rabbi Levy came to our home and performed the procedure. My baby did cry a little, but it was over very quick. I might add Rabbi Levy was very professional. He had all his tools wrapped and very sterile. He took his time to set up and make sure my baby was as comfortable as possible. He was very clean and meticulous.

My husband aided, but I did not watch. Rabbi Levy stayed in our home for about an hour afterwards so that he could recheck my son and make sure the bleeding had stopped and there were no complications. Rabbi Levy even left us a tube of antibiotic ointment for after care. Rabbi Levy checked in over the next week to see how my baby was doing, and I definitely appreciated the personal attention. I would definitely go this route again.

The one difference with getting it done at the hospital vs a Rabbi iMohel s that with the hospital method there is a ring that sits over the penis for 7-10 afterwards so you don’t see much until it falls off and by then it’s mostly healed. The Bris method, there is no ring. Just some gauze for bleeding that you take off two days later. So what you see is a very raw and red looking penis. I was a bit alarmed until I realized that, that was normal in both cases. It’s just the first time I saw it. It does take a bit more work on the parents part to make sure it stays very clean and dry. But other than that it was healed in the same 7-10 days and by two weeks after it looked normal.

We are very grateful to Rabbi Levy for driving a distance to our home (Colorado Springs) and taking such good care of our baby boy!!! We would highly recommend him to anyone.

By: Tiffany & Brad