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Nathan Sondervan

Gentle and Reassuring. Your Baby’s Care – Our Priority.

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Nathan Sondervan

Home Circumcision Service. Quality Care You Can Trust.

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    Welcome to MohelNL

    By Nathan Sondervan

    I’m Nathan (Bertus) Sondervan, experienced Mohel (circumciser). I perform the Brith Milah ceremony, also known as the Brith, enabling Jews to celebrate the birth of their son while entering him into the covenant of G’d. This is also where the naming ceremony of the child takes place.


    My accommodating and friendly service provides you with all the support and items you need for the circumcision. The procedure will be explained beforehand, and all your questions will be patiently answered. Any further questions, I will happily answer by phone or email.


    There is no need to run to the pharmacy for supplies right after birth, as most items will be found in your home and the few others can be bought in any store. I will provide you with everything else. More information on this can be found in The Parent Checklist.


    You will be calm and reassured to know that the aftercare is an integral part of my service, as well as follow up appointments, if needed. The aftercare continues for up to two weeks, depending on the needs of the baby and parents. You will feel pampered and well-looked after


    I am fully trained and qualified by the London School of Circumcision.

    Using my experience from recent years, I create a comfortable and secure atmosphere, ensuring a professional procedure with minimal discomfort and delivering a beautiful cosmetic outcome.

    • Nathan is a very grounded, hands-on mohel. Meaning he's not only there for the ceremonial preparations/performing (of) the Bris, but also for practical advice concerning the baby's care and health. My baby was yellowish for quite some time, so the Bris had to be delayed. In the meanwhile Nathan came by regularly to check up on the baby and to give us advice in getting rid of the yellowish appearance. During the Bris itself (speaking for my husband) Nathan was calm and professional. Also the aftercare, during which he responded to our questions or concerns, helped us get through the first few crucial days. Thank you! Read More
      Giselle Mulder

    • We are so happy we chose Bertus Sondervan to be the Mohel of our son, Zevi.  Bertus was always available to handle our concerns and questions throughout the day and night, always with a smile, and a kind word which made us feel more comfortable. He dealt with the baby very delicately and professionally, but with a confident attitude.  If you are looking for a caring, confident, kind and professional Mohel, Bertus Sondervan is the one! Read More
      Ari Calek.

    • Bertus was the mohel of our son and did a great job. My child suffered from a bit of jaundice and therefore the brit mila was postponed a few times. Bertus always remained calm and explained every step to us. He visited us a few times before the brit to inform us and inspect our son. The brit itself was done very quickly which was nice for us parents but also for family and friends. After the Brit, Bertus gave us instructions for the aftercare and followed up with us the week after every day and came by our house as well to check our son. The brit was done very well as my son recovered very fast and did not seem to have much pain afterwards. We will definitely recommend Bertus to anyone! Read More

    • Bertus is easily accessible from the first contact and clear in communication. He takes the time for the first visit, the brit and aftercare. There is always room to ask questions, share uncertainties or ask for explanations. Even weeks after the briet, this is not a problem. It is clear in advance which steps are taken during the briet. Bertus is calm and knowledgeable in the work he does. He gives you as parents the confidence in this, for us difficult mitzvah, and takes you along in the process. That is why we asked Bertus as Mohel again for our second son and we recommend him to our family and friends as Mohel. Read More
      Family Boeken

    • Bertus has done the brit of both of ours sons and I would recommend him to anyone.  He has great technique and is very good at making the babies comfortable. He always reachable for any questions, provides good information about the proceedings before hand and provides excellent after care. Read More
      Libni Beck


    MohelNL offers circumcision in the following locations

    The Brith can be performed in the comfort of your home. This way you and baby are in a settled relaxed environment and there will be no need to upset the baby with travelling around before and after the Brith Milah.

    The Brith Milah of your son can be done in a more traditional setting; in an orthodox community synagogue of your choosing.

    We also offer the option of doing the Brith Milah in the Amstelland hospital in Amstelveen.

    MohelNL provides a skilled and caring circumcision service for Jewish babies in the Netherlands, from Maastricht till Groningen, from The Hague till Enschede. We always come to you, no matter where you live.

    We are looking forward to helping you with your queries and concerns. Feel free to call on +31 (0)6-44032683 or fill in our contact form and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

    The Procedure

    Once the Mohel has arrived he will make sure that everyone is relaxed and ready for this special day. He will then start preparing his equipment and, once all the guests have arrived, perform the Brith. The actual procedure will take less than 5 minutes, from opening the diaper until closing it again.
    After the name has been given to the new born and all the prayers are said, the aftercare will start. The Mohel will check the baby multiple times and explain to the parents what to do for the next two weeks. He will not leave until the healing process has started and the parents are confident that they understand the aftercare procedure.


    The price of circumcision depends on different factors, such as location. To get an exact quote please contact us using the form below.

    For any questions, please call us on +31 (0)6-44032683, or fill out the form below.

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