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what's it like?

Rabbi Brent's approach to weddings and marriage is intense and powerful. See below for some testimonials to give a fuller sense of what the process is like.


Rachel Ishofsky & Mat Axelrod

September 8, 2019

Rabbi Brent... guided us through a powerful and thoughtful process, which included writing our own custom marriage contract (ketubah). We LOVE this document, and read it often, because it's a beautiful reminder of why we're so great together and what we need to do to keep our marriage strong. When we navigated challenges leading up to our wedding, Brent was there to give us invaluable relationship and communication tools. And when our first year of marriage was unexpectedly filled with numerous medical scares and a global pandemic, those tools served us time and again. In all the hard of life, our marriage is what's rock solid, and we know that our choice to work with Brent helped us make that a reality. Plus, he couldn't have been better on the wedding day itself! We're so grateful to have worked with him, and truly couldn't recommend Brent more highly!!

Jennifer Abrams &
Adam Garfield

June 26, 2021

Rabbi Brent is more than just a wedding officiant. He gently and lovingly guided us through a process of learning about ourselves and each other. Our time meeting with him, working through a list of questions as a couple (over some wine), and writing letters to each other helped clarify why we decided to take this next step as a couple. Our letters to each other were the basis of the formal commitments we made to each other on our wedding day (in the form of a Ketubah). We are able to look at our ketubah every day and reaffirm our promises to each other. Our family and friends who attended our wedding spoke so highly of Rabbi Brent. They marveled at how beautiful the ceremony was and how well he knew us. The ceremony was deeply personal and reflected all of the work we did with Rabbi Brent. We feel so indebted to him for helping us become a stronger couple. We highly recommend him!

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Nellie Zupancic & Jon Bresman

May 29, 2010

Rabbi Brent Spodek is a natural at reading people and understanding what they need, often before they know it themselves. This unique talent not only enabled him to connect with us as a couple, but helped us connect better with each other as we were preparing to marry. His sincerity, honesty and clarity of thought during our wedding preparations helped steered us into this next phase of our lives, and his officiating set the tone we were looking for - both joyful and sacred. And, of course, both our families are big fans of his. We recommend Rabbi Spodek with full hearts.

Molly Goldberg & Michael Evar

August 31, 2019

Rabbi Brent coached us through preparation for marriage — and what marriage means to us — in addition to officiating our ceremony. He is cerebral, emotionally intelligent, and easygoing. We loved our personal sessions with him and found we grew as a couple prior to our wedding due to his help and guidance. The ceremony itself was beautiful, touching, and emotional for us and our friends and family. Our guests could not stop talking about how special and moving the ceremony was, all thanks to Rabbi Brent's thoughtful and inspiring words.

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