Your wedding is a joyful celebration of your love and commitment. I am dedicated to working with you to create a memorable ceremony that is true to the two of you and honors your cultural and faith traditions.
We draw on the beauty and wisdom of Jewish tradition in ways that ring true to you. If there is another tradition that is important to you we weave that in as well. I appreciate and have experience with a wide variety of spiritual, cultural, and religious approaches.
We meet at least three times before your wedding, in person or online, and are also in contact between meetings by phone and email.
First Meeting: We take time to get to know one another. I find out what matters most to you and answer any questions you have. I can sing for you to give you a sense of how that would sound in your ceremony.
Second Meeting: We craft your wedding ceremony together, both the ritual elements and the language. This assures that it is a true expression of who you are and what you find meaningful, whether you are Jewish, Jew-ish, or interfaith; spiritual, cultural or religious; a mixed-gender or same-gender couple. Afterward I send you a draft of your ceremony to review.
Third Meeting: We go through your ceremony and resolve any remaining questions. Most couples find that three meetings works well for them; if you prefer to meet again, I am glad to do so.
On your wedding day, I arrive well before the wedding and stay as long as you need me. If you choose to stay in touch with me after your wedding, I will welcome that contact.
"Rabbi Miriam, we want to thank you for helping us make our wedding ceremony such a warm, meaningful occasion. We really felt like it was a true reflection of how we are and what is of value to us, from your singing, to finding just the right words to describe the traditions we incorporated, to helping us focus on the spirituality rather than the letter of traditional observances."
David and Anne