You brilliantly wrote a beautiful, warm
service, incorporating all the important traditions of the Jewish and
Our guests raved about your voice and eloquent delivery of the service.
You brought significance and meaning to the customs of our religions. The
ceremony flowed beautifully; it's was personal and genuine.
To this day, we continue to hear from our
guests that the ceremony was the most beautiful they have seen. One of our
guests asked to borrow our video so he could show the ceremony to his
fiancée and her mother as an example of the kind of ceremony he wants at his
Nimia and Ron
I was concerned that because you were a Rabbi,
this would be the case, but I could not have been more wrong. In fact, I was
impressed by your extensive knowledge of the Catholic religion and all
Your deep and resonant singing of the Seven Benedictions will stay with us
always. I may not understand Hebrew, but I do understand the beauty of the
language and how you sang the benedictions with such emotion.
Barbara and Craig Millman
Rabbi, you really did touch me. You also gave
us a lot to think about and showed us some areas upon which we need to work.
There can be nothing but the bettering of our relationship coming out of
even our short session yesterday. We are both so happy you are going to be
part of our lives forever.
Dr. & Mrs. Jeffrey E. Jacobs
We are very grateful for the time you spent in
preparing our ceremony because we know that you put a lot of time and heart
into preparing our ceremony. It was unique to have it in both English and
Spanish. Your Spanish is very good. Everybody was surprised and impressed at
the wedding of your great pronunciation.
You did a great job and we are
sure that we just had the best ceremony someone can ever dream of.
Gaby and Michael
You well surpassed our expectations for having
a personal and romantic ceremony!
You mixed just the right amounts of religion, faith and love, while
interjecting such personal touches that made the ceremony truly ours!
Shalom - Gina Buchalter Otis and Kevin Otis
Most of the French did not speak English. Most
of the Americans did not speak French. One of our greatest concerns
was finding someone who could preside at our ceremony, express the
sentiments important to us, and do so in a way that would be inclusive for
all the people dear to us.
The May 2003 ceremony at the chateau in France,
where your tone and spirit helped to bring together our two families -- even
where they could not speak the same language. We know the day brought joy to
both our families gathered together beneath our huppah and we will cherish
"In planning the wedding ceremony of which I
was a part, Rabbi Allen showed great sensitivity to my faith community. I
found him most affable, a superb cantor, and a delight to work with."
Rev. William B. Kauffman,