Rabbi Mendel Altein was ordained in 1979 by the Dean of the United Lubavitcher Yeshivot. He trained in London, England in 1992 from master Mohalim of the U.K., receiving his Certificate from the Initiation Society, which has been certifying Mohalim since 1745. He has been serving as Mohel in the Montreal area since 1994, and has done well over 1,000 Brit Milah - circumcisions since then. He has traveled extensively to most Canadian provinces and to the U.S.A. He is also is authorized by the Jewish General Hospital of Montreal to perform circumcisions in the hospital.