“Do you officiate at wedding and baby-naming ceremonies?”
YES! It is a true honor when I am asked to stand with a couple on their wedding day or when I am asked to welcome a child (by birth or adoption) into the covenant of the Jewish people.
Whether you are new to town, haven’t yet made a connection with a synagogue, or are traveling into the region for your special day, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about your ceremony, dates and pricing.
Some common questions may be answered below:
We’ve never met. How will you get to know us and how will we get to know you?
I spend several sessions, either in-person or via Skype, with each family prior to their special day. Although it takes more time this way, I feel it’s important that we feel comfortable with each other.
My relatives aren’t Jewish (or don’t know very much about Judaism), will they feel comfortable?
During the ceremony I will explain the meaning of any prayers and readings (particularly those in Hebrew) as well as the significance of the ceremony itself. During our pre-ceremony sessions you will have an opportunity to learn about the ceremony, customs and traditions and to ask any questions you may have.
Where do you officiate?
Based in Columbia, I am able to travel to most parts of South Carolina and certain parts of North Carolina and Georgia.
Do you officiate at LGBTQ wedding ceremonies?
Yes! Like most Reform Jewish rabbis I am delighted and proud to officiate at Jewish LGBTQ weddings. Please be in touch with me with any questions you may have about your ceremony!