In Judaism, when two people marry, they enter a state of “kiddushin” –“ holiness.” Marriage is the expression of the profound love which two people have for one another and a way in which people bring sanctity into their lives.


Jewish tradition refers to the home of a loving couple as a “Mikdash M’at”, a “small sanctuary”, a place where God dwells. This is one of the most important days in your lives.  Whether you are a Jewish couple, an interfaith couple or a same sex couple, allow me the privilege of guiding you to and through your wedding ceremony.

Bar & Bat Mitzvah

Bar and Bat Mitzvah literally mean “son” and “daughter” of the Commandment. Young people become Bar or Bat Mitzvah at the age of twelve or thirteen. It is a rite of passage and a child’s affirmation of his or her commitment to lead a responsible Jewish life.

Pet Memorial Services

The loss of your beloved pet is heartbreaking. A member of your family, gifted with heightened senses, your pet has asked little of you but to provide love, shelter and sustenance. In return, your pet has been there for you, providing laughter, loving, smiles and comfort through all the moments of your shared lives.

Renewal of Vows

There are few ceremonies more joyous than the celebration of a couple’s fulfilment of the promises they made to one another twenty (ten, thirty, forty, fifty,sixty!) years ago. Here is an opportunity to renew your wedding vows at home, on the beach, at a restaurant, a club or anywhere at  all.

Baby naming

Baby Namings

There is nothing more sacred than the birth of a child. Babies are the links that connect the long chain of generations before us and those who are yet to be born.

A synagogue without walls

For some people, community and holiness are more easily found in family and friends rather than in a building.

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Looking to broaden your Jewish library? Trying to discover new dimensions to your Judaism? Here are some resources that should help!

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Rabbi Cantor Annie Bornstein was a fantastic officiant at our wedding! Rabbi Annie was always the consummate professional, and really took the time to tailor our wedding to fit us and our background (we are a Jewish-Catholic interfaith couple). Rabbi Annie…