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Meet Officiants

JLife consulting partners with these talented Rabbis who are available to officiate at life cycle events for JLife Consulting's clients.

Rabbi David Ingber

Rabbi David Ingber
Rabbi David Ingber
Rabbi David Ingber is the Founder and Spiritual Director of Romemu, a Jewish Renewal Center that seeks to integrate body, mind, and soul into Jewish practice.  Rabbi David offers the same holistic approach as he works with a couple to prepare them for their wedding.

While his training is in the traditional Orthodox world Rabbi David currently works within a progressive, egalitarian Jewish framework.  He works with couples to create a unique spiritual and personal dimension to each wedding ceremony and life cycle ceremony at which he officiates.  Rabbi David's goal is to help fashion a meaningful wedding ceremony that customizes traditional elements to fit the unique needs of each couple. This integrated approach maintains a strong Jewish ritual component while ensuring that the individuality of the couples he works with is central.  It is this spiritual and personal approach that makes Rabbi David a gifted officiant.  Rabbi David and his wife Ariel, make their home in New York City.

Rabbi Jennifer E. Krause

Rabbi Jennifer E. Krause
Rabbi Jennifer E. Krause
From the pulpit, at a podium, on the page, or via video podcast, Rabbi Jen Krause delivers compelling spiritual insights to people of all backgrounds with an innovative mix of sacred text and contemporary culture.  She is the
author of The Answer: Making Sense of Life, One Question at a Time (Penguin/Perigee), and her work and commentary have been featured in publications, such as Newsweek, US News and World Report, Jewish Living,
Jewish Woman, the New York Times, and O, The Oprah Magazine.

For more than a decade, Rabbi Krause has balanced the timeless beauty of inherited rituals and traditions with the uniqueness of every couple and family she’s had the honor of working with under wedding canopies, at baby namings, and in leading private adult and children’s B’nai Mitzvah ceremonies.  

Rabbi Krause is the High Holidays rabbi at the 92nd Street Y—the first woman in the Y’s 135-year history to hold this post. She is a graduate of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.  Born and raised in Tucson, AZ, and makes her home in New York City.

Great Resources:

 

Jewish Life Cycle Speech Writers

Tali Tarlow, Your Jewish Speech

 

Ketubah Artists

Rachel Deitsch, New World Ketubah

Stefanie Caplan, The Ketubah

Sonia Gordon-Walinsky, Pasuk Art

 

Readings

For Baby Namings

Anita Diamant. The New Jewish Baby Book, Second Edition Woodstock, Vermont: Jewish Lights Publishing, 2005.

Debra Nussbaum Cohen. Celebrating Your New Jewish Daughter. Woodstock, Vermont: Jewish Lights Publishing, 2001.

For Bar/Bat Mitzvah

Rabbi Goldie Milgram. Make Your Own Bar/Bat Mitzvah. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2004.

For Weddings

Anita Diamant. The New Jewish Wedding, Revised and Updated. New York, NY: Fireside, 2001.

Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer. The Creative Jewish Wedding Book. Woodstock, VT: Jewish Lights Publishing, 2004.