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About your Officiant

Since 2001, I have served as the cantor of the Jewish Congregation of Venice and began officiating Jewish and Interfaith weddings throughout Sarasota in 2003. 

 

I have officiated over 150 Jewish/Interfaith weddings in places near and far. I began officiating when a colleague took a position in Italy. With eight weddings scheduled after her departure date, she recommended me to officiate! Best training ever...eight weddings in nine weeks. It was magical and I have never looked back.

 

I consider myself truly lucky to have this amazing job that doesn't feel like a job! The deep cantorial roots in my family, going back 17 generations, make this career feel extra fulfilling and extraordinarily "full-circle".

 

Why do I officiate?

  • Because I believe in the sanctity and beauty of marriage

  • Because I believe everyone deserves the right to marry the person they love

  • Because it thrills me to make a personal, warm, meaningful ceremony

What do I officiate?

Primarily, my niche is Jewish/Interfaith ceremonies. I believe anyone who wants Judaism in their life should never be told they aren't "jewish enough" or jewish in the right way. Plus I have been happily married for 24 years to a non-Jew. I know it can and does work.

I started officiating secular wedding ceremonies after a friend asked me to officiate her wedding. I find secular weddings to be every bit as spiritual and meaningful as religious weddings.

I am thrilled to officiate same sex weddings. All I can say is it is about time I am able to do so legally! 

What makes me unique?

  • I customize each service to meet the your wishes. You are encouraged to celebrate your diverse backgrounds by incorporating rituals, blessings, readings and traditions that reflect your spirituality and heritage. 

  • I help you understand what each component of a religious or spiritual wedding entails. You choose if & how you want to incorporate it.  I guide you through the order of the ceremony, and help you envision your wedding, exactly the way you want it to be.

  • I am flexible, honest, cheerful & able to put people at ease.

  • I sing!!