Rebekah Erev-artist and ritualist. Creator of the Moon Angel / Malakh Halevanah divination deck. Providing officiating services for a various life cycle events including commitment ceremonies and weddings.
Rebekah helped us create a ceremony that tied Jewish traditions to our psychological needs as well as our earth-based spirituality. On the day of the ceremony, Rebekah took us aside for a mikvah - time away from the fray for spiritual cleansing. That moment of peace and reflection turned out to be the most meaningful part of our wedding experience. Rebekah also guided us and our families through our hand-crafted ceremony with aplomb. So many people told me that it was the most authentic and genuine wedding they'd ever witnessed.
When we first met with Rebekah to see if she would be a fit, we couldn't believe that we found someone who we both connected with and who understood all the elements of what we were hoping to weave together. She crafted a ceremony that truly reflected who are separately, as a couple, and as part of a community we hope to support and be supported by. As we were, our guests too were moved and touched by our ceremony and by Rebekah's ability to weave together our values, our families, Jewish tradition, and a connection to the natural world.
Working with Rebekah was a truly collaborative process; she brought her own skills and experience in ritual-based performance and together we created the most beautiful, sincere, and meaningful ceremony that incorporated our voices, along with those of our closest friends. Rebekah provided guidance and feedback on the writing of our vows, knew how to turn our content into an actual live ceremony, and how to direct all of the participants and staging, and provided a steady and calming presence for us.
Rebekah was instrumental in helping my partner and I with ideas for writing our own vows. Her guidance gave us a jumping off point to get our minds and hearts aligned in bringing to life our vows. We had a pagan hand fasting ceremony, working together on crafting the ceremony and she met with us to make sure we were feeling good about the direction of the service. Our ceremony was beautiful and I will never forget how quickly Rebekah helped us to create an unforgettable ritual, tying in our closest friends and family.
Spend time with Rebekah, and you will see for yourself what a warm, present, inspiring, generous person she is. My daughter and her partner hired Rebekah and could not have been happier with the relationship they developed with her. As the mom of one of the brides, I was thrilled about their choice and felt very connected with Rebekah as well.
More than anything, we felt very held by Rebekah throughout our entire ceremony process. From the thoughtful suggestions on how to create a ceremony that truly reflected us, to the gentle yet powerful presence she held during our ceremony, Rebekah helped us stay grounded without getting caught up in the hype surrounding weddings. She listened when we were having a hard time with our families and helped us reflect our queerness when it felt quieted. We could not be more happy with her work.
-Maggie & David
Being a wedding planner, I have worked with many officiants, but no other offers the same service, art or knowledge. She works directly with couples to carve out a special ceremony, totally customized to their style and passions. Her ceremonies and rituals are fantastic, which allows couples and their guests to feel totally at ease.
Rebekah respected our shared vision and supported us in creating rituals that began months before the wedding. We had a beautiful blessing circle for our engagement the year before our wedding that Rebekah helped us to vision. Rebekah stood waiting for us under our chuppa, in a gleaming white suit with metallic gold bow tie and matching cumber bun. I will speak for all three of us when I say that we entered an altered state under that chuppa together. Her voice calls in a spirit of love and peace and she blends the best parts of old world ancient Judaism with witchy earth magic. We highly recommend her as someone to officiate the most precious and complicated of life cycle rituals.
Growing up in Egypt as a Mitzrahi Jew, I felt disconnected to Judaism. It was a time when Judaism was predominantly a male driven religion. When I met Rebekah and became fascinated by her pursuit of Judaism and giving it as a gift to many who had doubted Judaism or who did not know how to access it from a spiritual place. Rebekah teaches people who have been intimidated by Judaism and who have that birthright to connect in ways that grab one by the soul.