Rabbi Michele Brand Medwin, M.A.H.L., O.D., D.Min.

Mazel Tov on your engagement! This is a very exciting and special time in your lives. There can be nothing more joyful and life affirming than finding that special person with whom you want to spend the rest of your life. 

From the planning process up through the ceremony, I strive to create a meaningful experience for couples who are looking for a Jewish ceremony. I have worked with many different types of couples - Jewish/Jewish and  Jewish/Non-Jewish. I welcome couples in the LGBT community.  

When I officiate at a wedding, I have several goals in mind:  The first is to enhance the holiness and beauty of the day with meaningful rituals and traditions that have been a part of Jewish weddings for generations. The second is to make this a unique and special ceremony just for the two of you. The third is to make everyone at the ceremony feel included and welcomed, both Jewish and non-Jewish participants and attendees. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, my goal is to have you look beyond your wedding day, to the rest of your lives together, finding ways to create a relationship that lasts. 

If you would like to talk more about the possibility of my officiation at your wedding ceremony, please give me a call or send me an e-mail. I look forward to sharing in this special day with you. 


" What a wonderful way to celebrate the birth of our daughter. Thank you for the beautiful ceremony."

                                                 M & J

The birth of​ a child is one of the greatest joys of all. A baby naming is a wonderful way to welcome a child into the Jewish community.

Every person born into this world represents something new, something that never existed before, something ordinary and unique.  So it is with your precious child. For if there had been someone like him or her before, there would be no need for your child to be in the world.  Every single person is a new being in the world and is called upon to fulfill their place in society. (Talmud)

Working with the parents and family, I combine creative ideas with Jewish tradition to celebrate your new family member. ​​Contact me so we an discuss ideas for your child's naming ceremony. I can also help you decide on a meaningful Hebrew name for you child.


"Dear Rabbi Medwin,

Thank you so much for the stellar work you put into making our wedding something truly unique and memorable.  We were told countless times by our friends and family that you did an outstanding job and we couldn't agree more."    

                                                      J & K