Circumcisions

Judaism is a religion of action. Under the best circumstances, the mitzvah of Bris Milah is the first action parents take to affirm their commitment to the covenant of Abraham and to bring their child into the Jewish heritage.

Chief Rabbi of Melbourne Australia is honored to be the sandek of FREE's 9000th circumcision.

Most Jewish males from the Former Soviet Union have never been circumcised due to the long-standing communist prohibition of Jewish religious practice.

From its inception, FREE has been working to repair the policies of Soviet Russia, notifying Russian Jewish immigrants that this spiritually crucial ceremony is available completely free of charge. FREE meets with interested families and fields all manner of questions.

Additionally, FREE explains the mystical benefits of Bris Milah, and its positive effects on the generations to come. With the fear of communist reprisal behind them, Russian immigrants have responded favorably over the years, leading to over 13,300 Jews of all ages, perfecting the relationship with their heritage through this ancient and extremely important mitzvah.

FREE’s circumcision program has attracted the respect and support of Rabbis the world-over. As reflected in our gallery of photographs and rabbinic endorsements, leaders from all different backgrounds and communities have gone out of their way to support the program, and are often honored as Sandek at the Brit Milah ceremony.

Proud To Be Jewish: Despite the pain, a child displays his joy at his circumcision

Persons interested in the circumcision program can receive a courtesy pick-up from FREE for transport to the hospital where a mohel performs a state-of-the-art, professional, painless procedure with local anesthesia and little to no after-effect. In addition to the procedure, the circumcision ceremony provides an excellent opportunity to receive a Hebrew name.

Our ancestor Abraham was circumcised at age 99. In part, this teaches us that no Jew should be left out of this mitzvah, regardless of age. Each Jew that takes advantage of FREE’s circumcision program forms another link in a 4,000 year-old chain of commitment to Judaism’s higher calling.

For more information, to schedule a Bris, or to have the merit of being a Sandek, please call FREE Headquarters at (718) 467-0860 or Email: info@russianjewry.org.

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