"Rabbi Lawrence did a wonderful job at our son's bris and we would highly recommend him to other parents. We held the bris via Zoom, and he was able to make it a warm and inviting event for everyone. (He also followed all Covid-related precautions.) The circumcision itself was done with skill and Rabbi Lawrence gave clear after care instructions and was available for any questions we had."
Emily K, Livingston NJ
"We highly recommend Rabbi Lawrence for anyone looking for a compassionate, competant and kind mohel! The Rabbi spoke to me at length making me feel very comfortable before my son was born and even changed his plans when my son arrived a month early. We are very grateful for the experience we had!"
Danielle G, UWS Manhattan
"Rabbi Eliezer Lawrence is an exceptional mohel! Because our son's bris took place during COVID-19, we wanted to be sure that we were doing everything we could to keep ourselves and our newborn safe and healthy. Rabbi Lawrence took the time to speak with us at length prior to the bris, and he made it very clear that both our and his own health and safety were of great importance to him. When the day of the actual bris came, we felt extremely safe and comfortable with Rabbi Lawrence being in our apartment and performing our son's bris.
Not only did Rabbi Lawrence perform our son's bris, he did so with great care and passion. His singing voice is beautiful and his words were beautiful. In terms of technique, Rabbi Lawrence is careful and incredibly thorough. After the bris, he made sure to teach my husband and me how to care for our son so that he healed properly (which he did!).
Thank you, Rabbi Lawrence! If you are looking for a mohel to perform your son's bris, we cannot recommend Rabbi Lawrence enough!"
Jenday W, Greenpoint Brooklyn
"Had Bris during covid at the GP Shul and was extremely happy with Rabbi Lawrence's sterile technique and thorough follow up. He was also very responsive with our questions and concerns. The ceremony itself was very special as his gentle spirit enhanced the experience. I would recommend Rabbi Lawrence without hesitation or reservation."
Ariel C, UES Manhattan
Rabbi Lawrence performed the bris for our son during the COVID pandemic in 2020. We can attest to the quality and thoughtfulness of Rabbi Lawrence's care rooted in procedural safety protocols, COVID safety protocols, incorporation of song into ritual and a traditionally grounded religious outlook.
Following our initial outreach, Rabbi Lawrence was kind enough to block time on his calendar for a potential bris a month in advance of our anticipated due date. In the weeks leading up to the due date, Rabbi Lawrence speedily replied to our emails and exercised nothing but patience in response to all of our questions. On the day of bris, Rabbi Lawrence did the procedure for our son with care, administered a moving ritual service, and provided clear instructions for post-bris care.
Rabbi Lawrence devotes considerable thoughtfulness and attention to a post-procedural regimen that ensures a child's well-being. We took great comfort in Rabbi Lawrence's clear instructions, and Rabbi Lawrence FaceTimed and phoned us multiple times over the subsequent weeks to ensure recovery proceeded as expected.
Thanks to Rabbi Lawrence, our son had a safe bris, and we will carry the memories of a moving ritual service for a lifetime."
Fran S, Brooklyn NY
"Fantastic! I am so happy I found Rabbi Lawrence. We were very pleased with the service he provided for us and our son. He made us feel comfortable and well informed before, during, and after. He was gentle and showed true skill! As a first time mom I had a lot of questions and concerns. Rabbi Lawrence was always available to answer any of my questions and with his experience and naturally calm demeanor, my worries went away. We absolutely recommend him to other parents. Thank you, Rabbi!"
-Jessica G, Monticello NY
"We are all very pleased with the service Rabbi Lawrence provided for us and our son Jacob. He was very gentle and caring and took his time with Jacob and made us all feel very comfortable we highly would recommend his services and appreciate everything he has done."
Judah I, UWS Manhattan
"Rabbi Lawrence helped me think through every aspect of the ceremony for our twins. We had a bris and a separate ceremony (zeved ha-bat) for our daughter. It was very moving despite the limitations of zoom.
His follow up about the bris in the weeks that followed was comforting in the extreme. Can’t recommend highly enough."