Client testimonials

Adina faciliated the ceremony at our daughter’s baby naming, and we could not have asked for a better experience! Adina’s creativity, warmth, calm-nature and knowledge helped us to execute the ceremony that we had dreamed of for our precious baby girl, Ruby. ¬†Adina was very thorough in the planning process and a great listener, which was the catalyst in making the ceremony so meaningful, personal and intimate. I honestly feel that anyone would be blessed to work with Adina, as she has a true gift in spiritual guidance and facilitation.

-Pam and Eric

Adina did an absolutely amazing job officiating our wedding–it’s difficult to think of a superlative that would do it justice. She worked with us to craft a ceremony that reflected our own values, needs, and quirks, but also drew deeply and meaningfully from Jewish tradition. In doing so, she taught us not only about the rich, symbolic beauty of the wedding ceremony, but how we imbue that ceremony with our own meaning. She took a tradition and helped us shape it, and in the process, it shaped us.Looking back, we can’t imagine a more fulfilling ceremony, or a more gracious, kind, and patient Rabbi. (The last value in particular is not to be underestimated!)¬† We can’t imagine having anyone other than Adina marry us. We owe her a great debt, which we’ll try to repay in love.

– Jess and Zach

Over the summer I had the pleasure of working with Adina in having a Bat Mitzvah at the Brandies Collegiate Institute, where Adina was an Educational Fellow. This was not my first bat mitzvah, as I had a typical Orthodox celebration when I was twelve. As a twelve year old, the only role that I took in the ceremony was accepting a gift humash from my rabbi and nodding along to his sermon and Torah reading. At BCI, with Adina’s support, I trained to read Torah (layn) for the first time, and focused my thoughts about what it truly meant to me to be seen as an equal participant in the larger Jewish community. Adina’s multilayered support in both ritual and reflection made the whole experience one of the most impact full moments in my Jewish Journey.
– Naomi