Cantor Elissa Kaplan

Chaplain / Rabbinic Pastor working with people & clergy of all faith traditions.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Will you co-officiate with clergy of other faith traditions?

    Yes, I am honored to co-officiate with clergy of other faith traditions. I have an excellent working relationship with members of the clergy of all faiths, and I will be glad to help you with referrals.

  2. Will you officiate in a church or other religious venue?

    Yes, I am honored to officiate in the venue of your choice.

  3. Can we write our own ceremony?

    Yes, I will be delighted to work with you creating a ceremony that best reflects who you are as a couple.

  4. Do you officiate at baby naming ceremonies for children of interfaith parents?

     Yes, I often officiate at baby naming and welcoming ceremonies for children of interfaith couples. Ceremonies are appropriate for both boys and girls.

  5. Do you have any requirements regarding how we will raise our children?

     No, I do not require a specific commitment regarding how you will raise your children. The only pre-requisite I have is that we engage in a serious discussion of the options open to you.

  6. Do you officiate at same sex weddings or commitment ceremonies?

    I am honored to officiate at same sex weddings in states that allow same sex marriage, and at same sex commitment ceremonies in states that do not.  The ceremony does not differ greatly from other weddings, with language changes as appropriate. 

  7. Will you travel to the destination of our choice?

    Yes, I live in Dover, NH, I can travel throughout the Seacoast region. I am also available for destination weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, and other life-cycle events.

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