There are moments in our lives where we are deeply vulnerable as we embark on the next chapter of our lives. At these times, we invite our communities to surround us to help us learn and grow. When we mark these special moments in our lives, we have the opportunity to feel hope, love and a spark of holiness. Therefore, I run the site Tacklingtorah.com to help people find what works for them as they navigate the traditions and rituals of Judaism. I write personalized ceremonies and spend ample time getting to know the couples and families I work with. I show up ready to help you feel present on your momentous day! Serving you means I consider myself your rabbi for life and always strive to reflect your values in all aspects of your day.
I am open to discussing having elements of other religious faiths at the lifecycle event
I require pre-marital counseling for couples I’m marrying
I am willing to officiate weddings on Shabbat
Adjectives to describe my officiating style
Sense of Humor
Services I Offer
Baby Naming - co-officiated
Bar - Bat Mitzvah Officiation
Interfaith Couples Counseling
Wedding Officiation Fee:
Fee includes pre-marital counseling:
Willing to negotiate cost based on financial need:
During a meeting over coffee, Rabbi Elyssa Cherney thoroughly explained every aspect of the Jewish wedding ceremony - and asked about modifications to explicitly include Chinese traditions. We were grateful for her open-mindedness and enthusiasm!