B’nei Mitzvah

“I wanted to thank you again for helping Jack and us provide a meaningful and festive service to the congregation for his Bar Mitzvah.  You have been so generous with your time, wonderful with your suggestions, and professional with all of your knowledge with regard to the music itself. We could not have done this without you!!! The day was everything we had hoped it would be; you played a very important role in it, and for that we are most grateful.” – Deb Siegel

Your service is the talk of the town… Really!! Friends and family felt that it was an inclusive, welcoming service, and even both seasoned Bar/Bat Mitzvah veterans and novices felt that you took them on a journey that they felt they could connect with and understand. And the “take me out to the ballgame” finale put a smile on absolutely everyone’s face!” – Lisa Kunins


“Thank you so much for being such a meaningful part of our wedding day and engagement period. We feel so fortunate to have found you and to have had you as our wedding officiant. So many people came up to us at the wedding to tell us how beautiful the ceremony was and we agree! You managed to capture us so well and perfectly express how we feel about one another. We couldn’t have imagined a more perfect ceremony. It was an honor getting to know you during our engagement. Our monthly meetings and ‘homework’ brought intention and meaning to our engagement, a period which would have otherwise been dominated by stress and planning. Through our readings and discussions we learned more about each other and about Jewish wedding customs. You helped us craft a ceremony that incorporated Jewish tradition yet still felt like us. Thank you again for everything!” – Dana & Nate

10371715_10203614058369368_2509273427385967052_n“Vera Broekhuysen was the Cantor for our Jewish interracial wedding in May. She was fabulous! The months leading up to the wedding she posed wonderful questions and discussions for my then fiancé and I before the wedding. In the end, it was the answers to many of the questions she brought up that helped us created our own vows. Vera helped me create a program and decide what must be included and what traditions didn’t need to be a part of our day. My husband is Hindu and I have almost no experience with the Jewish traditions so her help and patience was much appreciated! She was open and flexible to many of our ideas and thoughts and in the end delivered a beautifully crafted traditional and unique wedding ceremony. We felt that this ceremony was the only one like it in the world and that is a wonderful feeling to have on your wedding day. Vera gave us way more than I could have ever imagined. Our guests cried, laughed and overall loved the ceremony too! It was an amazing start to our life as husband and wife and we couldn’t be happier! I absolutely would recommend her to anyone looking for a Jewish wedding ceremony of any level of tradition and experience.” – Tamara Cohen


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