Brit Yosef Yitzchak was founded in 1989 by Rabbi Yaron Amit through the guidance and blessing of the Lubavitcher Rebbe. With the fall of the Iron Curtain, many previously persecuted Jews were finally given the opportunity to establish their Covenant with G-d in the same manner as Abraham their father. Jews were finally offered a chance to renew their bond with G-d and their Jewish heritage, something that was heretofore inconceivable. Adults and children alike were in desperate need of fulfilling this fundamental commitment to their faith. The exodus of hundreds of thousands of Jews from Russia to Israel awoke a new dawn. The yearning of these newly arrived immigrants from the former Soviet Union was the seed which sprouted forth into Brit Yosef Yitzchak.
On the shoulders of its single original founder, Brit Yosef Yitzchak has grown into a multinational organization. Together with its many international partners and various offices, Brit Yosef Yitzchak and its hundreds of Mohalim have performed Brit Milah (ritual circumcision) on Jews around the world. To date BYY has performed more than 27,000 Brit Milah procedures in over 235 cities around the world. Headquartered in Israel, BYY has permanent staff in Israel, the former Soviet Union, and the United States.