While I live in the Philadelphia/South Jersey area, I am available to travel to national and international destinations. I have more than 20 years of experience as a cantor. Originally from Cherry Hill, I have served congregations in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. I have performed literally hundreds of Jewish life-cycle events, and trained over 1,500 bar and bat mitzvah students.
During these times when so many Jewish families are not able to join a synagogue or simply choose not to join, there is still a need for Jewish clergy to officiate both happy and sad life-cycle events. In an effort to bring meaningful Jewish traditions to your wedding or other lifecycle event, I would love to help you incorporate just the right traditions to make your ceremony not only a memorable experience, but one that honors your faith and heritage in just the right way. This means focusing on creativity and spirituality, making your event as meaningful as possible – just for you. I work closely with my clients to create the perfect ceremony. From Weddings, to Bar Mitzvah/Bat Mitzvah, Baby Namings, Shiva services, and other milestone events, I will help you co-create a celebration that you will remember your entire life.
My love for Jewish song and liturgy, combined with my personal warmth and spirituality is evident in the transformational ceremonies I officiate. I look forward to creating a meaningful, uplifting ceremony that you are sure to love! My goal as a spiritual leader has always been to show people that Judaism can be a part of regular, everyday life. My humorous and laid back style will make your event a meaningful and comfortable, yet memorable experience. I am able to devote my time to life cycle events exclusively and provide the following services: I perform Jewish wedding ceremonies. I will meet with you in person if you are local and via Skype if you are not. I truly enjoy bringing whatever level of Judaism to you and your event to provide a meaningful yet comfortable experience.
I have a great rapport with tweens and teens and offer Bar/Bat Mitzvah training and services. Again, because of my sense of humor, my lessons are less stressful, while teaching all the necessary preparations for this important step into Jewish adulthood. My lessons are completely individualized and can accommodate busy lifestyles by using Skype, phone, or personal visits. My students complete Mitzvah projects. Remember - all this applies to adult Bat or Bar Mitzvah ceremonies as well!
As for other, more immediate or intimate lifecycle events such as funerals, unveilings, commitment ceremonies or tutoring, you will find that special comforting style with me that makes any event or ceremony simpler and stress-free.