Weddings & Rituals

Rabbi Adam has been blessed to accompany many couples through the process of reflecting on their relationships and designing ceremonies that draw on Jewish tradition and reflect the values of the couple he works with. For all Jewish weddings at which he officiates, Rabbi Adam works closely with the couple to begin with the traditional outline of the Jewish ceremony and to create together a ceremony that reflects the deepest aspirations and commitments of the wedding couple. As part of this process, he offers warm, reflective space for the couple to explore ways to sustain and deepen a healthy and vibrant relationship with one another. Rabbi Adam also works with individuals, couples and communities to design and facilitate authentic, accessible rituals to mark significant moments in their lives. For New York Times mention, click here.

Contact Rabbi Adam to find out more about working with him to design:

  • Weddings and Commitment Ceremonies

  • Baby Naming Ceremonies

  • Bar/Bat Mitzvah Services

  • Healing Rituals

  • Memorial Services

  • Rituals to mark transitions (e.g. divorce, retirement, sex/gender transition)

 

Testimonials

Adam worked with us over the course of months to plan a meaningful and moving ceremony that fit exactly who we were as individuals and a couple. The intention and thought that he put into every step of the process, including on the actual wedding day, was extraordinary!
— Janson and Adam
From the beginning of the pre-marriage process until the last moment of the event itself, we knew we were in excellent hands. Rabbi Adam is personable and insightful, scholarly and empathic, warm and wise. We wanted to prepare for our wedding with a series of probing conversations that would make the ceremony more meaningful, for ourselves and for our guests — and we got exactly what we wanted. Rabbi Adam listened so patiently and guided our discussions so subtly that we never felt pressured or uncomfortable; and yet, somehow, he led us toward questions — about our relationship with each other, our relationships with our families, our relationship to Judaism, and our expectations about the future — that we would not have discussed so thoroughly if not for his guidance. These are conversations that continue to inform our approach to marriage. We couldn’t recommend him more highly.
— Andrew and Sarah
I was blown away with Rabbi Adam’s presence and poise. He did a magnificent job of setting the scene, explaining the Jewish rituals, making it sacred, making it fun, and making the ritual accessible to the entire room. I have never seen a rabbi take so much time to describe each person and the partnership - I know that his words helped each person in the audience appreciate what they already know and love about the newlyweds and manage to learn something new about them.
— Wedding guest
Rabbi Adam devoted ample time and abundant energy to helping us plan our wedding ceremony. His thoughtful solicitation allowed us to create an authentic ritual that expressed who we are as individuals, who we are together, and who we hope to become. Its not everyday that one gets to be a part of shaping a Jewish ceremony that is inclusive, intimate and filled with ecstatic joy, but Rabbi Adam brought these elements into our work effortlessly. We can’t recommend him highly enough.
— Micah and Ted