Dr. Rubenstein is a practicing pediatrician in San Diego and has been in private practice for twenty eight years. During that time, he has performed over 6000 circumcisions. He is a certified mohel. He is the former Chief of Pediatrics at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla. He has been named “Best Doctors in San Diego” several times.
Dr. Rubenstein became interested in performing Brit Mila for two reasons. First, he personally performed the Bris for his son: “My wife and I found this religious event to be as meaningful to us as our wedding and my Bar Mitzvah. It was truly wonderful to have my son enter the Covenant with God surrounded by our friends and family, and the religious rituals that are important to our lives.”
The second reason is that many of his parents/patients specifically wanted him to perform the circumcision of their sons. Before he began offering his services for a Bris, parents would elect to have the circumcision at the hospital. Dr. Rubenstein decided that he did not want his parents/patients to miss out on such a wonderful event: “Because I always feel honored to perform the Bris, I donate a portion of my fee to your affiliated synagogue or to a Jewish charity.”
Dr. Rubenstein has been trained in the religious codes of Brit Milah at both the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City and the Hebrew Union College in Los Angeles. He serves San Diego County and Southern California.