Important Notice: Emailing me in October
Email is the quickest and preferred way to reach me!
If you email me on a Friday night or Shabbat or any of the Jewish holidays in October, I will not be able to get back to you until after the Shabbat or holiday has concluded.
For example, if you email me on Sunday night, October 2nd, Monday, October 3rd or Tuesday, October 4th, I will get back to you on Tuesday night, October 4th after 7:30 P.M.
If you email me on Tuesday night, October 11th or Wednesday, October 12th (Yom Kippur), I will get back to you on Wednesday night, October 12th after 7:30 P.M.
If you email me on Sukkot—Sunday night, October 16th, Monday, October 17th and Tuesday, October 18th I will get back to you on Tuesday night, October 18th after 7:30 P.M.
If you email me on Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah—Sunday night, October 23rd, Monday, October 24th and Tuesday October 25th, I will get back to you on Tuesday night October 25th after 7:30 P.M.
Please do not panic —I will get back to you.
Please do not make any arrangements or notify family or friends until you have confirmed the correct day of the Bris with me. It is worth waiting until after the Shabbat or holiday to schedule the Bris with me so that your son or grandson will have a beautiful and proper Bris that will be universally accepted and recognized.
Also, please make sure only one person is making arrangements with only one mohel.
For the best Bris, choose the mohel first; not the time or location.
Best wishes for an easy delivery and a beautiful, healthy baby and a sweet and prosperous New Year.
- Cantor Phil Sherman
Here you will find a wealth of information about the Brit Milah (or Bris) ceremony for boys, and the Baby Naming (Simchat Bat or Zeved Habat) ceremony for girls. Much of this information is repeated in different ways throughout the web site. I hope it will give you a good sense about my philosophy and approach to these beautiful rituals.