Experienced, Gentle, Spiritual
"We found Esther to be extraordinarily warm and compassionate. We are an interfaith marriage and appreciated Esther's steady presence, calming our nerves and including everyone in the ceremony.
She explained each element of the ritual and our entire family felt as though they were part of something special. We appreciated that she recognized this was a once-in-a-lifetime moment for us,
not just something to get through.
We highly recommend Esther as a mohelet.
If we were to have another boy, we would definitely ask her to be our mohelet again."
Margaret and Christian
“The prayers felt unexpectedly profound, healing, and relevant in our modern world. The ceremony itself was hypnotic with song. A friend and mother of 4 boys was astonished at how quickly and with such skill her hands performed the circumcision. I wouldn’t have changed a thing. .”
Rimon and Megan
“We were so grateful to work with Esther for our son’s Brit Milah. She was organized, thorough, and thoughtful throughout the entire process of creating a meaningful ceremony.
Esther developed a beautiful program for attendees to follow along (on zoom) and the ceremony reflected our values of social justice.”
Ava and Sasha
It was an honor to have Esther perform the circumcision of our son. Her years of experience as a nurse midwife and Mohelet were obvious as she performed the operation with ease and familiarity and was full of useful advice for after-care. Her connection to her own Judaism was also apparent as she facilitated the ritual with warmth and comfort. We would highly recommend her for any Bris in the Boston area.
Ari and Sam
As grandparents, we were so excited to contact Esther - a close family friend for five decades - months in advance of our daughter’s due date to ensure that she would serve as the mohelet for Avi’s brit milah. I am impressed with Esther’s personal and engaging style from the moment we contacted her through the bris itself, and most especially, how she eased the concerns of our daughter and those family members who were uneasy about circumcision. Not only did she perform the procedure with expertise and compassion, but her remarks and approach to crafting a ceremony that worked for our family created a meaningful and spirited atmosphere. Music is very important to us so we appreciated Esther's flexibility in enabling us to select the kinds of songs, and harmonies, that made the ceremony both accessible and spiritual.
We are grateful that Esther facilitated our baby’s Brit milah. Not only did the circumcision go well- our baby is healing and shows no signs of pain- but the ceremony was very meaningful. Esther was willing to talk with us beforehand as much as we needed to finalize details and work through questions. The day of, I felt we were in very good hands, and there was so much warmth from Esther and everyone there.
Gaby and Craig