Personalized, Meaningful Weddings in the Jewish Tradition
To create a beautiful, deeply personal and soulful wedding ceremony, Rosalie brings her experience as a cantorial soloist/service leader (at Kerem Shalom in Concord, MA), an educational psychologist and a student of Judaic wisdom. She spends time listening to the couple, seeking ways to support their vision of how to share this sacred moment in time with the people they love. Rosalie has also supported families and officiated through other life cycle events ranging from joyful beginnings of baby namings to end of life memorial services.
The Marriage Ceremony
Rosalie views marriage as the union of two souls and sees the ceremony as a reflection of the spiritual and emotional bonding of the couple. Rosalie sees her role as facilitator of this sacred moment in time for the couple and for all those present.
She begins by meeting with the couple, listening to their stories and learning how they envision their ceremony. She offers ideas and seeks ways by which the steps of the ceremony can become personally meaningful, enabling the love and dedication each feels for the other to be expressed through prayer, personal words, poetry/prose and/or music.
“Together we choose words that come from the heart, music to touch the soul and the ancient and new symbols of the Jewish wedding ceremony to deepen and enhance the experience.”
Hear what couples have to say…
“Just wanted to say thank you again for helping us get married in such a beautiful, meaningful and special ceremony. We heard over and over that our guests didn’t even know that a ceremony could be so warm and personal and interesting. It was a total honor that you spent so much time with us.”
Bringing new life into the world is a joy and Rosalie meet with families, crafting a personal and special naming service for their little ones, offering ideas, prayers, readings and music to enrich the event.
Listen to a sample of “Wings of Love” (Sleep My Child CD)
© Music & lyrics by Robbie Solomon; Performed by Rosalie Gerut & Robbie Solomon
Rosalie brings her experience in counseling and her gentle, compassionate nature to help families through the loss of their loved ones. She leads sensitive memorial services in ways that support and encourage members of the family to participate if they wish and walks with them as they go through the rituals and preparations of remembering and mourning in the Jewish tradition.
“Mizmor L’David”, the 23rd Psalm of Comfort (We Are Here CD)
© Music by Ben-Zion Shenker; Arranged by Rosalie Gerut