A Wedding Couple’s Personal Sentiments…
Rabbi Andrea was our wedding officiant. She is AWESOME! She traveled all the way to Canada to perform our ceremony. Rabbi Andrea made our dreams come true. We don’t know what we would have done without her. All of our guests said how beautiful our ceremony was and that it was by far the best that they have seen. Our wedding day was so special and thanks to Rabbi Andrea we knew that we had nothing to worry about. She truly went out of her way to accommodate us, and we are extremely appreciative of her. Rabbi Andrea is on the ball with everything and so kind and caring. She will double and triple check everything to make sure it is right. This is the Rabbi that you want for your special day. Thanks so much, Rabbi Andrea.
You will forever be our Rabbi.
Our love, Alan, and Rajka
“In order to teach, one must learn, study, experience, take part, and then lead” – Rabbi Andrea Frank
Why I built this website?
Today, the Internet is revolutionizing our lives. I chose to immerse myself by building a website and serve in a technological form to reach out to a “worldwide web congregation”. The World Wide Web unites us through the net by common interests and instant communication, all in the comforts of our home.
About Rabbi Andrea’s Jewish communal experience in performing the sacred functions of the Reform Synagogue; interacted on the many levels of congregational activity along with the core values of Reform Judaism. Offered about Rabbi Andrea the opportunity to serve the unaffiliated. Abraham sat with all sides of his tent opened to welcome all. Those who leave their temple congregation, become unaffiliated, for many reasons have much of a need for a Rabbi as any one part of a temple building with a congregation.
Read below on Reform Judaism, the Reform Movement Core Values
While the search for faith and encounter with God is at the heart of commitment as Jews, Rabbi Frank recognizes the many ways in which individuals define and experience their religious beliefs.
Reform Judaism is ever-changing which had given women opportunities to go beyond the curtain to study Jewish law and serving the community by leading T’fillah (prayer), Torah, and life cycle ceremonies.
About the Rabbi resides in Westchester County, New York and able to assist those in the Metropolitan area; New York (including New York City-Manhattan), Queens, Brooklyn (DUMBO, Prospect Park, Park Slope area) and the surrounding locations in Westchester County, Connecticut (Fairfield), Long Island (Nassau County), and North New Jersey.
Most creative wedding ceremony locations can be accommodated – each wedding reflects the personalities of the couple.
About the Rabbi is happy to assist to officiate your wedding anywhere in the United States; Chicago, Texas, California, North Carolina, Florida to name a few states and everywhere else in between. You can have your destination Jewish wedding in the Caribbean, Mexico, St. Thomas, Bahamas, and Bermuda. Cruise ships Wedding Ceremonies when in port (docked). Central Park is a popular place for a ceremony. During the current pandemic 2020 and cooler weather conditions, we can certainly speak about creative ways for the two of you to be married to an in-person officiant. Online zoom weddings are available.
Civil Wedding Ceremonies – the Jewish Wedding Rabbi is authorized to sign your State Marriage License. Making your marriage legal and binding. Civil wedding ceremonies are separate from a religious ceremony. Rabbi can officiate all faiths for a Civil Wedding marriage ceremony without the religious element.
About Rabbi Andrea: to reach the “congregation without walls.”
Reform Judaism, Reform Movement Core Values:
The Reform Movement is the largest Jewish religious movement in North America
- A God-centered Judaism that combines respect for Jewish law and Jewish tradition with a progressive religious outlook designed to remain relevant and meaningful to contemporary North American Jews
- A commitment to Torah (lifelong Jewish learning), Avodah (worship of God through prayer and observance), and G’milut Hasadim (the pursuit of justice, peace, and deeds of loving-kindness) – expressed in a lifelong study of the sacred Jewish texts, creativity and spirituality in worship, and social action fulfilling the vision of the Prophets
- A commitment to Klal Yisrael, the entirety of the Jewish people, with special focus on the people and the state of Israel, and on world Jewry, particularly on the needs of Progressive congregations everywhere
- A community-focused religion that honors the personal autonomy of the individual, egalitarianism with openness and acceptance)