About Gabriel Botnick

I grew up in Cleveland, Ohio as the fourth generation in a family jewelry business.  From before I was a Bar Mitzvah, my father taught me the delicate work of jewelry design and repair - how to gently hold and care for things that are so precious to other people.  I continued working in jewelry until I was 28, when I decided to take on my life-long dream of becoming a rabbi (another family tradition).

When I entered rabbinical school, I fell even deeper in love with our Jewish tradition, but I felt something missing.  I missed the experience of working with my hands.  While living in Israel for my year abroad, I found a rabbi to teach me Brit Milah and everything it involves - the practical aspects (ma'aseh), the Jewish law involved (halakhah), and all of the necessary medical training (refu'ah).

I cannot wait to meet you and your baby boy, so we can work together to make this momentous event in your lives something joyous, memorable, meaningful, and spiritual.

Mazal Tov!

Gabriel