Jewish, Interfaith, & Same-Sex Weddings
Rabbi Gail works with Jewish, interfaith, same-sex, and secular couples to craft the perfect ceremony. She will work with you, and your family, to create a ceremony that is spiritual and respectful of all. It is your wedding! Let Rabbi Gail create the ceremony that is perfect for you!
Rabbi Gail is a certified Prepare/Enrich facilitator. This is a program that allows couples to identify their strengths and challenges, to come together for a successful marriage.
I would highly recommend Rabbi Gail Nalven! Leading up to the wedding, she was responsive and professional– she provided us with materials that guided us through her typical Jewish ceremony, but scheduled several meetings so we could adjust and personalize. She explained traditions to us that we weren’t aware of, so we could decide if we wanted to incorporate them or not. On the day of the wedding, she arrived early, so she could scope things out and make sure everything went according to plan. She put us at ease because it was clear she had everything very organized. Then the ceremony was perfect. It was just the right length (approximately 20 minutes); it incorporated the Sheva Brachot (the Seven Blessings) with very nice English interpretations that we got to pick and that seven friend/family members read to us; it included a blessing by our mothers (where our mothers wrapped us in my husband’s bar-mitzvah tallit); and I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that it included beautiful singing by Rabbi Patricia Rudden. From the minute we asked Gail to officiate our wedding to the very end of the ceremony, she was responsive, flexible, thoughtful, sweet, and all-around a wonderful addition to our wedding day.
We are so grateful for the wonderful job Rabbi Gail and Rabbi Pat did at our wedding. Rabbi Gail created a ceremony that was beautiful, humorous and inclusive. She ensured that the ceremony incorporated elements from both of our family’s traditions. We had the opportunity to personalize the ceremony in ways that were meaningful to us, but also celebrate Jewish rituals. Thank you for making our day so special!
Our experience with Gail Nalven was flawless. Gail really listened to what we wanted for our ceremony and delivered the perfect tone and sentiment…which isn’t always easy with an interfaith ceremony! Working with Gail was a pleasure; she was easy going, sent helpful reminders, and was incredibly reliable. We’d recommend her to anyone!Maggie G.