Hello, I am Rabbi Andrea, an Ordained Reform Rabbi.
It is very important to have a rabbi to officiate a Jewish ceremony in order to make sure that the marriage ceremony, Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah, Hebrew Naming, and all other life cycle ceremonies are done properly.
Marriage is a blessing! The rituals that make up the Jewish Wedding are beautiful! That beauty reflects in the faces of the Katan (bridegroom) and Kalah (bride) throughout those rituals.
The symbolism is that the bride and groom are about to create their own “new world” together intertwining two families with the customs and traditions under the Chuppah.
Jewish, Interfaith, Civil Weddings, and Commitment ceremonies. Each ceremony is unique intertwining the Jewish Ceremony order and customs which is why having a rabbi to guide you is so important. The introduction to all of them happens in the very first Wedding Meeting between the coupe and Rabbi Andrea.
I reside in Westchester County, New York and can assist in the Metropolitan area; New York (including New York City-Manhattan), Queens, Brooklyn (DUMBO, Greenpoint, Millwood, Red Hook, Williamsburg), Bronx (Botanical Gardens, Wave Hill, Riverdale) and the surrounding locations in Westchester County, Connecticut, Long Island, and New Jersey.
Do you reside outside the Metropolitan area, and planing your Jewish ceremony in New York and surrounding cities? WebCam Conferencing is available for pre-planning meetings. My couples find this technology less stressful and able to meet with their Rabbi officiating their local ceremony
Most creative wedding ceremony locations can be accommodated – each wedding reflects the personalities of the couple.
If you need assistance for 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 even on a cruise ship when in port, then sail away on your honeymoon.
Notes: COVID Coronovirus – due to the current pandemic, we are on pause for destination weddings and all other ceremonies using transportation other than a car. However, one company and everything nautical, Golden Knot Yacht Services can assist you with your rescheduled plans for a micro-wedding, mini-wedding ceremony, celebration, and observing the CDC rules. Imagine being pronounced married having the Statue of Liberty, the NYC Skyline, or the Brooklyn Bridge as your backdrop!
About Rabbi Andrea: to reach the “congregation without walls.”
Chazak chazak v’nitchazek – May we all move forward from strength to strength so that we all may be strengthened by each other.
Shalom U’Veracha – With Peace and Blessing, Rabbi Andrea Frank