I love working with couples who want to bring parts of themselves into their rituals. I work with my couples to create a meaningful service, blending traditional Jewish prayers with their unique interests. If we are planning a lifecycle event, it is important to me that everyone involved has the opportunity to ask questions and understand the significance of what is being said. I have continued to work with families past the initial celebration and love to bring them into the larger Jewish community, either in the Boston area or wherever they find themselves. It is such an honor to be part of important milestones and to help guide people through these moments.
I am open to discussing having elements of other religious faiths at the lifecycle event
I recommend pre-marital counseling for couples I’m marrying but I don’t require it
I am willing to officiate lifecycle events on Shabbat
When it comes to raising children, I ask that the couple has a serious discussion about what religious life and education will look like in their home. Of course, most of this is hypothetical, and reality creates issues you never could have anticipated, but it is important to begin having this conversation. While I do not require that the children (or future children) will be raised Jewish, I do require that the couple can articulate why they came to their decision.
Temple Beth Shalom of Melrose, MA
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Services I Offer
Bar - Bat Mitzvah Officiation
Interfaith Couples Counseling
Wedding Officiation Fee:
Fee includes pre-marital counseling:
Willing to negotiate cost based on financial need: