I am an independent lifecycle officiant with many years of experience working in traditional Jewish institutions and privately in spiritual leadership and educational roles. I conduct B mitzvah, weddings, funerals and baby namings, working with each family and individual to create a ritual that best suits their specific needs. My approach is heavily based in music, poetry and writing creative liturgy, while drawing from a myriad of Jewish sources.
B Mitzvah offerings:
For families looking to have a non-traditional service in a setting of their choosing, I work one on one with each student to assist with prayers, writing d'vrei torah, and guiding families in creating services and prayer booklets. Students are invited to create a Saturday morning mincha or evening ma’ariv/havdalah service.
Work with any couple who choose to make the commitment of marriage in a Jewish ceremony. Together, we will create a meaningful ritual as you enter into the covenant of marriage.
Perform the rites of burial in the Jewish tradition for unaffiliated Jews with an attention to each families' individual needs.
Create a personalized ritual in collaboration with parents as they enter a baby or young child into the Jewish community.
Other creative rituals:
Available to plan and lead creative Jewish rituals for life events such as gender transition, healing from loss, life transitions.