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There is so much work that goes into the planning of the wedding. These include the venue, the flowers, the menu, the bridal party and of course planning the ceremony. The...

This third week of counting the Omer, we are exploring different aspects of Tiferet:Beauty. I am in the midst of working with many couples, who are planning their ceremony’s and getting...

We can choose to explore what it’s like to leave our comfort zone and take on the practice of a week of Matzo. It seems to me that when we feel...

Today I found myself looking this stunning and familiar painting on a Chagall Calendar. I have seen the painting many times. But today, with the new moon of Shevat about to...

This was a beautiful and intimate  Interfaith wedding that took place in Manhattan. The couple exchanged vows and rings. It was touching to share the reading that they selected: The Promise...

Being Real: Recently I was in the Museum of Design in Copenhagen. This photo was part of a display in their  garden cafe. How exciting: someone asking another person “tell me...

There’s a beautiful story in The New York Times about Jewish and Muslim  families spending time together to get to know each other. Fighting against both anti-Semitism and Islamophobia intimate dinners...

PatchWorks Films have produced some beautiful movies that deal with Jewish and Interfaith Stories. These films provide tools for schools and synagogues and churches to explore Interfaith and intercultural complexities. check...

I had the honor to officiate at an Interfaith Wedding, here in the city, on Saturday. The couple wrote their vows, and asked me to do a contemporary reading of the...

It was a beautiful Fall day and the bride wore white, the groom was in Indian garb and the restaurant was a glow. The mother’s lit candles, the father’s gave their...

I was offering a workshop at Huntington Jewish Center. We were exploring courage. What is it that stops us from going forward? What is it that propels us forward? We came...

is great and so is getting good reviews. The best though are the meetings, and conversations. I get to spend  time with couples and listen to their plans and aspirations. I...