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My Personal Cantor

Ezra & Joe’s Eco-Friendly Queer Jewish Interfaith Wedding

Ezra had been working for me for a few weeks, and we had already developed such an amazing relationship.  Ezra is wise, spunky, intelligent and driven, and they made an incredible employee when I needed one the most.  Ezra was a team player, and supported me unconditionally in all of my business ideas and goals. … Read more

Sydney’s Destination Bat Mitzvah in Playa del Carmen Mexico

Sydney’s Destination Bat Mitzvah at the Beautiful Azul Fives Beach Resort in Playa del Carmen, Mexico I just returned from Mexico, where I had the opportunity to perform Sydney’s Destination Bat Mitzvah Ceremony at Azul Fives, an all inclusive beach resort in beautiful Playa del Carmen, Mexico.  My friend, Evan Gross, from DestinationMitzvah.com connected me … Read more

Where is God in Tragedy…How to find God in Our Darkest Hours

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Finding God in the most tragic events   I was in hell. As a Spiritual Leader in the Jewish community in South Florida, I went into crisis mode when news struck of last week’s tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL.  I immediately began checking in with all of MY PERSONAL families, … Read more

Destination Bar Mitzvah and Destination Bat Mitzvah – Let’s go to Israel!

Destination Bar Mitzvah in Israel

Israel – The ULTIMATE Destination Bar Mitzvah (and Bat Mitzvah) Next June will be my 7th – yes – magical 7th – Destination Bar/Bat/BNai Mitzvah in Israel, and I’m so excited to share this trip with you! Every year, for the last 6 years, I have been fortunate to take families to Israel for their … Read more

Allie and Ben and Their Beautiful Wedding at The Addison – Meet my Interfaith Couple

Interfaith couple Allie and Ben at their Jewish Interfaith Wedding celebration at The Addison in Boca Raton

Meet Ben and Allie – a recent favorite Interfaith Couple Have you ever met someone and just fallen in love — I did, and it’s probably not the story you’re expecting to hear.  For me, it was Allie — and then Ben, and what led to an amazing relationship with this Interfaith Couple, as their … Read more

Blog Highlight: A Destination Bat Mitzvah in South Florida with Cantor Debbi

Cantor Debbi plays the guitar for her Bat Mitzvah student at her destination Bat Mitzvah in Lighthouse Point, South Florida

Welcome!  I’m so excited to share details of the newest trend in Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah – the Destination Bat Mitzvah in South Florida! It is becoming commonplace for Jewish families to take the B-Mitzvah experience into their own hands!
By making it meaningful and relevant to the family – the Bat Mitzvah experience is transformed. It excites me that people are making the experience less of a blow out party and more of a meaningful family journey. It is my honor and pleasure to officiate a Bat Mitzvah for any family in the destination of their choice!

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Interfaith Holiday Celebrations – My Thoughts

I turned the calendar page.  It’s December and that can only mean one thing. It’s holiday time. Personally, I love this time of year. Look around, people are smiling and making plans to spend time with their family and friends. I am no exception.  That said, interfaith holiday celebrations, something many members of my community have, … Read more

What’s New at the Zoo? Eli’s Bar Mitzvah!!

I love working with young people.  Helping to prepare them for their Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah service is one of my greatest joys.  The opportunity to share what I know and teach not only the history of our religion, but also how this history affects them and their families, is special.  Every once in … Read more