My website name "Irish Rabbi" says it all! I am not only a rabbi, but also an Irish citizen. Although ordained in the Reconstructionist movement, I now consider myself "post-denominational."I work with Jewish families, interfaith families, and LGBTQ+ families. In addition, I am happy to work with families who do not have a particular religious/spiritual anchor identity. I speak many languages, I am an Irish tenor, and I love to blend all sorts of cultural and personal threads into the fabric of your ceremony. In addition to weddings, I officiate at Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremonies ( both as Hebrew instructor and Spiritual Guide throughout the process), baby namings, house blessings, memorial services, and GER TOSHAV ceremonies.
1. Any breakage of glassware at the end of the wedding ceremony must be a wine glass. I do not work with light bulbs. 2. Music can be Jewish, Christian, Buddhist, Pagan, secular, and even "edgy." But NOT cheesy! 3. The processional should never take longer than the ceremony. 4. The non-Jewish spouse or family member is always welcome to become a GER or GYORET TOSHAV. Ask me about this!
Adjectives to describe my officiating style
Sense of Humor
Services I Offer
Wedding - co-officiated
Baby Naming - co-officiated
Bar - Bat Mitzvah Tutoring
Bar - Bat Mitzvah Officiation
Interfaith Couples Counseling
Wedding Officiation Fee:
$1,300+ (Depending on location)
Fee includes pre-marital counseling:
Willing to negotiate cost based on financial need:
Languages I Officiate In
American Sign Language
Rabbi Mark saved our wedding! After two officiants fell through a month before our wedding, we found Rabbi Mark and were very fortunate that he was available for our date. Once he was onboard, he made us a top priority, speaking to us ...