Rabbi Mark Cooper, Mohel

Testimonials and References
I welcome requests for names and contact information for parents with whom I’ve celebrated a Bris.
  • "Rabbi Mark Cooper is the first mohel I turn to when parents inform me that a baby boy has entered their lives. He possesses a unique combination of skill, sensitivity, passion, and experience. As a result, he creates a powerful life cycle moment that is warm, moving, meaningful, and filled with personal connection. I trust Rabbi Cooper to honor tradition, family and new life like no other."
    Rabbi Craig Scheff
    Orangetown Jewish Center
    Orangeberg, New York
  • "Rabbi Mark Cooper is an accomplished and valued colleague. I was grateful to have him conduct the Bris for my grandson. He is a sensitive and attentive guide to young parents, a gifted and skilled practitioner of circumcision, and he made a memorable family celebration truly joyful and inspiring for all in attendance."
    Rabbi Joseph H. Prouser
    Temple Emanuel of North Jersey
    Franklin Lakes, NJ
  • “I’ve known Rabbi Mark Cooper for nearly 20 years as a parent and as a mohel. As the father of five sons, he is caring and attentive. He brings that same care and attention, along with skill and experience, to his work as a mohel. That is why I recommend him to the many new parents I meet in my work as a pediatrician. I know firsthand that parents who want to have a Bris for their son will be in good hands.”
    Dr. Larry Gruenwald
    Gruenwald & Comandatore Pediatrics
    Millburn, NJ
  • “Rabbi Cooper performed the Bris on both of my sons.  As a Urologist, I was going to be a tough critic. The ceremony was warm and personal and most importantly the results were excellent. I have and will continue to recommend Rabbi Cooper as a mohel to friends and family.”
    Dr. Joshua Fiske
    West Orange, NJ
  • As a rabbi, I've attended countless britot and guided families on ceremonies on the welcoming of children into the covenant. However, when it came to planning a Brit Milah for my own son, I was somewhat panicked- how it would feel to hand over my newborn son to the Mohel for the circumcision, what would make for a meaningful ceremony, what would I need to know before and after.  I had encountered Rabbi Cooper through my work as a congregational rabbi and I was drawn to his calm and warm presence. When I went to his website I found that it answered many specific questions I had and of course when he agreed to be the Mohel for the Brit Milah I felt like my family was in good hands.  Rabbi Cooper was also extremely flexible in building the kind of ceremony I wanted. When the day arrived, my nerves were pretty high but each step of the way, Rabbi Cooper guided me with wisdom and generosity.  My anxiety diminished and I was able to take in the enormity of the moment. What a blessing to be guided by such a skilled, wise and gentle presence as Rabbi Cooper! I've recommended him every opportunity since!”
    Rabbi Felicia L. Sol
    B’nai Jeshurun
    New York, NY