Brit Milah/Circumcision

* Listings with an asterisk are part of the JUF/JF partnership of agencies serving the Chicago and worldwide Jewish community.

Rabbi Samuel Biber

2823 W. Fargo Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
Phone: (773) 450-5160, (773) 465-7922

Listed with CRC and Agudath Israel.

Cantor Lawrence Elsberg

2334 Auburn Lane
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (847) 480-1999, (847) 845-2112 (cell)

Listed with USCJ. Certified by Chief Rabbinate Jerusalem.

Adam Epstein

6320 N. Kedzie Ave.
Chicago, IL 60659
Phone: (713) 504-1786

Certified mohel.

Rabbi Shmuel Fuerst

6100 N. Drake Ave.
Chicago, IL 60659
Phone: (773) 539-4241

Listed with Agudath Israel.

Carol Roberts Gerson, M.D., D.Be., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P.

Phone: (708) 304-3710


Barry Goldman, MD

15 Tower Court
Gurnee, IL 60046
Phone: (847) 244-1375

Rabbi Shaoul Hamaoui

3547 Arcadia Street
Evanston, IL 60203
Phone: (773) 621-0051
Contact: Rabbi Shaoul Hamaoui, Certified Mohel, M. Ed.

Listed with CRC.

Rabbi Phil Karesh

Phone: (773) 877-2247
Contact: Rabbi Phil Karesh, Certified Mohel, M. Ed.

Oren Lakser, MD

9024 Sleeping Bear Road
Skokie, IL 60076
Phone: (847) 679-0868

Cantor David Landau

1185 Sheridan Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
Phone: (847) 274-7626

Rabbinic certification. Twenty years as a full-time mohel.

David Oppenheim, MD

185 N. Milwaukee Ave., Suite 220
Lincolshire, IL 60069
Phone: (224) 444-9501

National Organization of American Mohalim-certified. Pediatrician.

Ken Siegel, MD

30 Stratford Drive
Suite 140
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Phone: (630) 858-3200

Rabbi Mordecai Tarkieltaub

2857 W. Pratt Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60645
Phone: (773) 251-4529, (773) 761-4878

Listed with Agudath Israel, cRc, and USCJ, as a mohel bris for adults, children and infants. Practicing for over 35 years.

Julian Ullman, MD

30 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: (312) 726-3917

Listed with URJ.

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