ABOUT RABBI HEPNER

Rabbi Hepner lives with his family in New York City. He has been a certified mohel since 1997 and performs brit milah for a wide spectrum of the community. He approaches his responsibilities as a mohel seriously, carrying out the mitzvah with sensitivity, dignity and in as beautiful a way as possible to minimize any discomfort. He is known among parents and visitors who are religiously diverse for instilling a sense of comfort and enrichment. He is held in such high regard that he has been invited all over the world to perform brit milah. Rabbi Hepner is in touch with parents following each bris and is always available to respond to individual questions or concerns.

​Rabbi Hepner received some of the most rigorous and in depth training possible. He was personally selected and trained by the prestigious Chief Mohel of Israel Rabbi Yossele Weisberg, in an intimate one on one apprenticeship and rotation at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem. His certification is issued by The Israeli Rabbinate and The Israeli Department of Health. His ordination is from Yeshiva University’s Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. In addition to being a practicing Rabbi & mohel, Zachary graduated from Yeshiva University with a Bachelor’s degree in Physics and Mathematics. He also received his MA in Engineering from UCLA, an MA in academic Talmud from Yeshiva University and an MBA from the University of Arizona. Additionally, Rabbi Hepner is a scholar of Jewish history specializing in antiquity and medieval periods. He continues to be one of the most sought after mohalim in NYC and frequently travels.