How I Work
I perform weddings for Jewish, interfaith, non-Jewish, and same-sex couples and in conjunction with other clergy when requested. Additionally, I have experience with baby naming ceremonies and Jewish conversions.
I encourage couples to participate in the ceremony as much or as little as they feel comfortable. For example, couples may choose to write their own vows, read a poem to each other, or tell each other why they selected each other as a life partner.
I also like to invite family members and friends to participate in the ceremony. My goal is always to create an open and spiritual atmosphere.
When working with a couple to prepare for their event, I understand that the process must suit their personalities and lifestyles. Each ceremony is specifically tailored to meet the needs of both individuals, who are encouraged to bring elements of their cultural and religious traditions to bear in the planning.
I do my best to be flexible, accommodating busy schedules with evening meetings, and can conduct conference calls with couples who are outside the New York City area. I typically meet with couples three to four times prior to a wedding to ensure that everyone feels comfortable with the ceremony. The final meeting takes place in-person shortly before the wedding.