Rabbi Karp* officiates at:
* Bar and Bat Mitzvah ceremonies
* Jewish Weddings: Same-sex and opposite-sex
* Baby Namings
* Brit Milah (with your Mohel/et or one recommended by Rabbi Karp)
* Jewish Adoption Ceremonies
* Funerals, Unveilings and Shiva
* Dedication of a Home
* Havdalah, Shabbat or Festival Worship
* Rosh Hodesh (New Moon) Celebrations
* Life Milestone Celebrations, Commemorations or Healing Rituals
Some feedback from happy celebrants:
"Before the wedding, Geoff converted to Judaism from Catholicism. We had the fortune of working with Molly for the conversion as well as our wedding. Molly encouraged us to design our ceremony while making sure to explain what the various aspects of the wedding meant - from both traditional and progressive perspectives.
Molly made sure we were comfortable at every step of the way, and helped us with a guide book for the interfaith guests.
Beyond her normal duties as an officiant, Molly was occasionally our unofficial therapist during the planning process. Planning a wedding is very stressful, and Molly was able to sense when we were getting overwhelmed. She was a helpful, familiar but objective voice who always reminded us that this was a celebration for the two of us and that everyone would have an amazing time, no matter what details we chose for our day. Molly also helped make the ceremony much more emotional and meaningful for us; she took it beyond prescribed traditions to a carefully selected and well-understood ceremony." Geoff and Jessica George
"I just want to thank you for everything you did Friday night and over the last few months. It has been such a pleasure studying with you and you have done so much for the boys and our family. I cannot tell you how many people commented on how warm the service was. We (and most importantly the boys) were so happy. Thanks a million times over." Lauren Rose, Bar Mitzvah mom
"Molly was an absolute dream to work with as we prepared for our big day! She was kind, patient, and loving and the perfect guiding hand to help us incorporate both familial and cultural traditions into our ceremony. If there was something that didn't feel right for us or held no meaning, we didn't include it. On the actual day, after family pictures had made my stress level reach it's peak, she was the person to help calm me down and get me excited and joyful during our ketubah signing. And for the duration of our ceremony, it was her beautiful leading that let us have the most "us" ceremony we could have... Friends and family are *still* raving about what a special, warm, unique and loving ceremony it was. And we have Molly to thank! I cannot recommend her highly enough!" Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld, bride
" Molly is an exceptionally warm, intuitive, and dedicated Jewish educator and counselor. She was an integral part of the planning of our wedding and of the ceremony itself. She demonstrated her tremendous knowledge of Jewish tradition and sensitivity to our needs as individuals. It would not have been the same without her!" Seth Willen, groom
"Rabbi Karp was a wonderful teacher and guide through my conversion process. She truly teaches the spectrum of Judaism while letting you decide where you fall on that spectrum which makes the conversion process your own. She listens to your concerns and helps with communication between couples on difficult/sensitive topics surrounding traditions, family, and marriage. After studying with Molly and getting to know her well, she was the only person we wanted to marry us. We discussed what was important to us for the ceremony, and she shaped the ceremony to honor both of our wishes. It was a beautiful Jewish ceremony that reflected our individual personalities and we are deeply appreciative of Molly's commitment to making it a very special day." Courtney Kiffner, bride
* member of the Association of Rabbis and Cantors
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