About Dr. Radovsky

I grew up in Venezuela, the child of intermarried, non-observant American expatriates.  As I got older, my love for and bond with Judaism grew.  Because my mother was not Jewish, I underwent conversion while I was in college.  I attended Boston University School of Medicine, graduating in 1987.  I completed the Maine-Dartmouth Family Practice Residency Program in Augusta, Maine in 1990, shortly before the birth of my daughter.  Designing her naming ceremony gave me my first taste of what is involved in welcoming a baby into the Jewish community.  Doing so in a rural area gave me an appreciation of the challenges of raising children outside of a major Jewish community, and the need to support “outstate” Jews.  Several years later, my family moved to Eau Claire, Wisconsin. This felt like moving to Jerusalem; there was a small but active synagogue with a dynamic part-time rabbi.  Shortly afterwards, my son was born on Shabbat.  I did not think I would be able to get a mohel to perform his Brit Milah, so I did it myself!  I co-officiated at several other Britot for families in Western Wisconsin even after we moved to St. Paul.  Seeing this as a way of combining my medical skills with my love of Jewish ritual, I attended the Brit Kodesh training sponsored by the Rabbinical Assembly of Conservative Judaism and the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York in 2003.  There, I studied the history, halacha (laws) and customs of Brit Milah. I have remained part of an active listserv of the Brit Kodesh graduates, which serves as a source of rabbinic advice for questions of ritual practice and social situations.

I am currently in solo private practice specializing in integrative medicine. I have performed hundreds of circumcisions over the course of my medical career and have taught this procedure to medical residents for over a decade.  I enjoy caring for patients of all ages, from birth to old age.

I live in St. Paul, Minnesota.  I am an active member of Beth Jacob Congregation in Mendota Heights, Minnesota.