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Matt with Catherine breaking the glass

From every human being there rises a light that reaches straight to heaven. And when two souls that are destined to be together find each other, their streams of light flow together and a single brighter light goes forth from their united being. —Baal Shem Tov


Rabbi Rayzel at the Podium Raphael Rabbi Rayzel Raphael specializes in meaningful and joyous opposite sex and same sex weddings in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware Valley area. Each couple's wedding/commitment ceremony is unique and should reflect the personalities of the bride and groom. Weddings are soul binding ceremonies resonating with the depth and joy of that commitment. Let her coach you to create the wedding you want.

Creative ... mystical ... feminist ... funny ... wise ... compassionate ... unorthodox ...

I will guide you through:

The steps of the Jewish wedding
Issues of family dynamics
Creating a personalized covenant of love to help prepare you for the ceremony AND the marriage

For more in depth information about my weddings see my wedding site.

For reviews from couples who have been married by me see my section in Wedding Wire.


For more information, email me at

or call 215-237-2955