This list of mohalim is provided as a community service. Inclusion in this list is based solely on the request of the listed parties and does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement by the Jewish Federation of San Diego County, the San Diego Rabbinical Association, Shalom Baby, the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, or any of their respective representatives. These organizations have not verified the information listed, which was provided by the individuals themselves. Recipients of this list are advised that they should independently verify this information and are encouraged to seek out their own references and recommendations before engaging the services of a mohel.

Rabbi Zalman Carlebach*


Certified through the Chief Rabbinate
and Health Ministry of the State of Israel.

Martin Gilboa, MD


Board Certified Pediatrician; Board Certified and Diplomat American Academy of Pediatrics; Senior Partner of Southern California Permanente Medical Group; Certified Mohel and former Chief Mohel of Sweden; Kaiser Permanente San Diego’s circumcision expert. Staff physician Rady's Children's Hospital.

Stuart Rubenstein, MD, FAAP


Certified/trained at the Jewish Theological Seminary and Hebrew Union College; Board Certified Pediatrician; Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics; Former Chief of Pediatrics at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla; Recipient of San Diego Magazine Top Doctor Award.


Joel Snyder, MD*

Certified by Chief Sephardic Mohel of the West Coast


*Will only perform brit milah where baby’s birth mother was born Jewish or converted to Judaism under Orthodox auspices