Our lives are punctuated by special occasions—birth, marriage, death—that we mark with special rituals. Rabbi Goldenberg is available to discuss, plan and officiate these moments.
Birth: “As we have brought this child into the Covenant, so may the parents lead this child to a life of Torah (learning), Ma’asim Tovim (good deeds) and to the Chuppah (a loving relationship worthy of God’s blessing)!” – Covenant Ceremony Liturgy
It is a joy to welcome new life into the world and to bring a child into the circle of the Jewish People. Rabbi Goldenberg works with families of all kinds—two-parent or single-parent, straight or LGBTQ, families with one or two Jewish parents—to arrange a meaningful ritual and celebration for you and your child. She is available to meet with you before or after your child is born to plan the celebration with you, to discuss any questions or concerns, and to help choose a Hebrew name for your child.
Please contact Rabbi Goldenberg to discuss.
Marriage: “O God, may there always be heard in the cities of Israel and in the streets of Jerusalem: the sounds of joy and happiness, the voices of the wedding couple, the shouts of celebration!” – Jewish Wedding Liturgy
Mazal tov on your engagement! A Jewish wedding is a public affirmation of love and commitment, and most of all, an expression of pure joy. Rabbi Goldenberg is happy to work with you to create a Jewish ceremony that will honor both partners and their respective families. She performs weddings for straight and LGBTQ couples. She officiates at weddings where both members of the couple are Jewish, and at weddings where one member of the couple comes from another faith background. For all weddings, it is important that the rabbi and the couple find the right "fit" in an officiant. Please be in touch for a consultation with Rabbi Goldenberg to explore whether this is the right fit for you.
Other lifecycle events or counseling needs: Rabbi Goldenberg is available to discuss other lifecycle and pastoral needs, whether related to illness, a death in the family or other personal and spiritual issues that arise. Please contact Rabbi Goldenberg to discuss.
Fee Schedule for lifecycle events:
Baby naming ritual $350 ($200 for Malkhut Partners)
Wedding $1000 ($900 for Malkhut Partners)
Funeral $550 ($500 for Malkhut Partners)