Berit Mila Program of Reform Judaism Certified :Dr. Felipe Ojeda, the First Liberal Mohel in Spain

Monday, March 15, 2010

This month, the Berit Mila Program of Reform Judaism proudly certified the very first liberal mohel in Spain.  Dr. Felipe Ojeda is a prominent surgeon and head of the department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at the General Hospital of Granollers (Barcelona, Spain). He is a member of the progressive Bet Shalom congregation of Barcelona. The Berit Milah Board has trained and certified hundreds of liberal mohalim now serving communities throughout North America and the world.   Dr. Ojeda was honored last week for this accomplishment at the World Union of Progressive Judaism conference.   A directory of all current members of NOAM (National Organization of American Mohalim) is available on the Berit Mila website at www.beritmila.org.

If you know a physician or nurse midwife you could recommend for this training, please contact Rabbi Julie Pelc Adler, Director of the Berit Mila Program of Reform Judaism at beritmila@huc.edu or 213-765-2191.


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