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A wonderful man who MADE our day very special, he included our close family in the actual ceremony and put everybody at ease. I cannot recommend this lovely man highly enough. The service was interfaith and very special to us both whist respecting both of our faiths. I intend to remain in touch with him as he will always have a place in our hearts.

5.0/5.0
tish, Wedding Date: 04/14/2012

About

Mazal Tov on your engagement and your upcoming wedding!

I will help make your wedding a joyous and holy celebration, one which you will be proud to talk about to your grandchildren!

Even though I have officiated at weddings for the past 38 years, I treat each couple as my very first, creating a meaningful spiritual ceremony that will start you off on your holy path together. You are unique, there is no one like you, and the ceremony will be a reflection of your specialness.

I officiate at Jewish weddings, God is a guest at all of them. Both of you do not have to be Jewish. I am also pleased to officiate at commitment ceremonies. And I love to travel!

You deserve a wonderful wedding, and I will make sure you have one! I will take very good care of you, please contact me and we can meet each other--in person or over the phone.

Blessings to you, I am looking forward to your celebration!

Shalom and God's blessing,

Rabbi Mel Glazer

Find out more about me at http://www.templeshalom.com/about/leadership/clergy.html

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Officiant - Frequently Asked Questions
What officiant services do you provide?
Interfaith Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Jewish
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
Yes
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
I will officiate wherever you choose. Every place can be a holy place, because God is always a guest at your wedding.
What is your attire for the ceremony?
I wear a kippah and tallit (prayershawl). I encourage the groom to also wear a kippah.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
I will happily work with you to create the ceremony that is meaningful to you.




Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Personal vows are welcome!
The more personal the service is, the more holy it is for you, your family and your guests.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
I have my favorite wedding readings, I choose those which I believe "fit" you and your beloved.
How long are your ceremonies?
25 minutes max.
And I do not talk to you for a long time, either!
My weddings are not long, but they are meaningful.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
I speak to couples over the phone if they are out-of-town. If they are in-town, I invite them to meet me for a welcome and a conversation. No religious dogma, just a sharing of your life-stories with me, so I can know you better. I will always ask, for example, how you two met each other. These are the stories I love!
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
I will do rehearsals, depending on the location.
Do you supply a sound system?
No I do not.
Business Info
What types of events do you service?
Bar / Bat Mitzvahs

13 Reviews

4.9/5.0
 
5.0/5.0
Ale, Wedding Date: 07/27/2013
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

Rabbi Glazer is one of a kind. We had several phone conversations before the big day so that he could get to know us as a couple. He is very easy to talk to and extremely dependable and energetic.

On the day of our wedding, it was rainy and stressful (we had a completely outdoor wedding planned), and with his calming presence and optimistic attitude, I instantly felt at ease and joyful about what was about to take place. He went on to officiate the MOST remarkable, unique, and and beautiful wedding ceremony. I cannot even begin to tell you how many compliments and sweet words we received about him, his thoughtful blessings and words, and the overall lovely ceremony service. My grandfather who is 92 years old said it was truly the BEST wedding ceremony he'd ever witnessed. It was absolute perfection and was truly over and beyond what we'd wished for. We were pleasantly surprised at all the Rabbi's symbolic descriptions and stories - they were both beautiful and powerful. I loved the entire ceremony to pieces - as did everyone at our wedding! VERY VERY special indeed and I'm so very thankful and appreciative for Rabbi Glazer!

Services Used: Officiant

5.0/5.0
Suzanne and Aaron, Wedding Date: 05/04/2013
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

We are from out-of-state. Rabbi Gazer took us under his wing, and treated us as if we were members of his congregation. He always made time for any questions, and always responded promptly. He helped us ensure the Ketubah was perfect, and that the ceremony went off smoothly. Everyone at the rehearsal, and all the wedding guests were highly impressed and raved about his humor, professionalism, knowledge and personality. He is VERY funny!

We wanted to include as many Jewish traditions into our wedding as possible, and Rabbi Glazer helped identify numerous traditions and explained all of them (even the ones we thought we knew previously). Working with him made us feel at ease.

Services Used: Officiant

4.4/5.0
Sandy & Sherry Katz, Wedding Date: 08/12/2012
Quality of Service: 4.5 Responsiveness: 4.5 Professionalism: 4.5 Value: 4.0 Flexibility: 4.5

Rabbi Glazer performed a beautiful and meaningful ceremony for us. Many of our friends who had never attended a Jewish ceremony before commented what a beautiful and enlightening ceremony it was. We highly recommend Rabbi Glazer.

Services Used: Officiant
Rabbi Mel Glazer responded with the following comments:
Dear Sandy and Sherry:

If there are areas of your wedding that you think I can improve upon, I would be honored to know. I need feedback so I can constantly try to improve my wedding experiences. Don't be shy...
Happy New Year to you both!
Rabbi Mel Glazer

4.5/5.0
Taine, Wedding Date: 07/28/2012
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 4.0 Professionalism: 4.5 Value: 4.0 Flexibility: 5.0

We enjoyed having Rabbi Glazer. He did an excellent job including everyone in the services. We certainly recommend him.

Services Used: Officiant
Rabbi Mel Glazer responded with the following comments:
Dear Taine and George:
If there are areas of your wedding that you think I can improve upon, I would be honored to know. I need feedback so I can constantly try to improve my wedding experiences. Don't be shy...
Happy New Year to you both!
Rabbi Mel Glazer

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