I am a Life-Cycle Celebrant based in New York City, where I was born and raised, and am licensed to perform weddings anywhere in America. Many parts of my life have brought me to the practice of Celebrancy:
My lifelong study of humanistic philosophy and the religions of many cultures, including Judaism and the spiritual traditions of North America, Old Europe and the East, has given me a broad reservoir of concepts and ideas to incorporate into my work. My training in re-evaluation and co-counseling and as an oral historian, my work in hospices and with crisis hotlines, and my own life’s journey have made me an empathetic and careful listener. I have a broad general knowledge of poetry and literature (which I have taught), and am a trained public speaker. Also, my 30 year career as an award-winning journalist has developed my interviewing skills to a professional level, and strengthened my ability to take complicated ideas and to express them in direct and accessible ways. I have also been a theatrical stage manager and sound designer. I am 57 years old, and happily married; I am the proud father of a wonderful 20 year old son, Noah, and an infant daughter, Arianna Louise.
I know from experience that spirit is real, and that it lives in us and through us, and sometimes even in spite of us…. We are nature too, and so our lives have rhythms, and there are milestones along our path. It is my joy and my honor to offer my service to people as they acknowledge, affirm and celebrate these moments, to help reveal the radiance in everyday life, and to say “yes” to their own lives and to each other, the lives of their loved ones, and to the community and the world at large. I promise to devote myself to their service as they wish to be served to the best of my ability and skill. I give my heart to this work and to them.
For a free consultation, please e-mail me at email@example.com or call 917-670-9293