Thank you very, very much for helping make our ceremony so special! Your guidance was invaluable. Many people commented on how fabulous, personal and meaningful the ceremony was, which really reflects on the thought and love that you put into creating the options that made up the service and the wonderful delivery. We were, and are, overflowing with joy! We are also delighted that you got to nosh at the cocktail party.
With love, Amy and Dan
Scott and I are so happy with the way you did our ceremony. We have gotten INCREDIBLE feedback on the service from our friends and family. Many people complimented you and asked how we found you! We are very appreciative of how you did everything. It was truly a PERFECT ceremony. Thanks so much!
Love, Rachel and Scott
Thank you so much Rabbi,
The ceremony was so beautiful, we couldn't be happier! Everyone could not stop talking about the ceremony and how personal it was. Thank you for giving us such a wonderful opportunity to create such a beautiful experience. Thanks so much!
Best, Hayley and Michael
Thanks so much for your kind words. Your guidance during our preparations was invaluable, and inspired us to approach the ceremony with a spirit of comfort, openness, and love. People simply gushed praise about the service and your beautiful delivery of it.
Thanks again, Alli and Adam
We often hear from couples who want to preserve ties to Jewish tradition yet are also looking for a secular or cultural way to celebrate their wedding or commitment ceremony. We believe they have come to the right place. Using non-theistic language, couples can choose to preserve links to our culture - by standing under a chuppah, sharing wine, stepping on a glass at the end of the ceremony.
At the same time, they can personalize the ceremony with their own choices for readings and poetry as well as by writing their own individual vows and personal statements to share with each other. Rabbi Schweitzer has also developed a uniquely beautiful and meaningful candlelighting ceremony that can be included.
Consistent with our philosophy of openness and inclusivity, we affirm and honor the love between all couples. We respect personal choices to form bonds with partners both within the Jewish family and also from differerent backgrounds. Our ceremonies honor the dignit of both partners and give recognition to our many cultures.
We welcome same sex couples and Rabbi Schweitzer is pleased to officiate at commitment ceremonies, partnerships or marriages.
Find out about Rabbi Peter's approach to secular weddings in his article New Ways to Say 'I Do.'Click here.
Read Rabbi Schweitzer's welcoming statement on intermarriage. Click here.
For more information, contact Rabbi Peter Schweitzer, New York City's only Humanistic rabbi. Call 212-873-7849 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.