Rabbi Marcia was six years old when she accompanied her orthodox father to temple and was fascinated by the chanting and emotion of the services. Shortly after, she joined the temple choir and developed her unique style of vocalizing. As a young woman, she also discovered Black Gospel music, and wanted to bring its energy and joyousness back to her own community. During the 60's, Marcia performed in a variety of venues, both music and theater. However, it was after the death of her beloved father, that Marcia felt her spiritual calling and found the perfect medium for her talents. She enrolled and graduated from The New Seminary, a school for the training and ordination of Interfaith Ministers in NYC. In addition, marcia was ordained as a Rabbi by the Rabbinical Seminary International. She then continued her Cantorial studies at the Academy for Jewish Religion. "I identify with all aspects of Judaism, and also serve as a co-officiant for Interfaith couples. My role is to bring both communities together, and show that diversity can be our strength."

Within a few years, Rabbi Marcia was in great demand for her unique and personal ceremonies which combine traditions and customs with great sensitivity and humor. Her soulful chanting and celebration of family and community make all feel included. "Weddings are a place for people to reconnect.. The ceremony honors all those that have made the journey to participate in the couple's union."

From the Hamptons to California, from five star hotels to Central Park, from the foot of the Statue of Liberty to a winery in Connecticut, Rabbi marcia has fashioned her ceremonies to make the dreams of her clients come to life, using their own words and experiences. Whether you want to get married under a Chuppah or under the stars on the beach in Mexico, Rabbi Marcia will create a unique service filled with joyfulness and celebration.

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