Jewish Weddings and Baby-Naming Ceremonies

“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 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!



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