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Jewish Heart and Soul—Rabbi-Cantor Annie Bornstein

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Located in the suburbs of Washington DC, Jewish Heart and Soul is a wedding officiant that seeks to provide a lasting memory. Rabbi Cantor Annie Bornstein creates a personalized, inclusive, unique and meaningful ceremony based on the couple's values, beliefs, and sensitivities. Recognizng that each couple is different, as Rabbi Annie developes a relationship with her couples and crafts her ceremonies (along with her brides and grooms) focusing on the visions, love and dreams of each couple. Rabbi Annie has been awarded the "Couples Choice Award" five years consecutively.

Annie Lynn Bornstein, a graduate of The Manhattan School of Music in New York City, was ordained by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York City. She has served several major Congregations throughout the United States including Comgregation Emanu-El of the City of NY, Congregation Kol Ami in White Plains, NY, Temple Emanuel in Dallas, TX and Temple Beth Ahabah in Richmond,VA, As well, Rabbi Annie has garnered a wide range of experience working with couples across Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, southern New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Rabbi Annie has an extensive background in couple's counseling and offers sessions as part of her wedding package.

Services Offered
Jewish Heart and Soul—Rabbi-Cantor Annie Bornstein offers consultations in person (geography permitting), through Zoom,, FaceTime, Phone, and/or E-mail. Rabbi Annie is committed to servicing various types of weddings, including:

  • Traditional Jewish Weddings
  • Interfaith and Intercultural Weddings
  • Same-Sex Weddings
  • Non religious ceremonies

Other Services
Rabbi Annie is also available for Bar/Bat Mitzvah training & ceremony officiation, baby naming ceremonies, vow renewal ceremonies, and pet memorial services.

  • Woman-owned

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Vow Renewal
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Less than 30 mins.

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    Lindsay Married on 03/19/2023
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    Perfect & Personal Interfaith Ceremony

    We met with Rabbi Annie over Zoom during Covid and immediately liked her knew we had found our officiant. She is warm, caring, and thoughtful. As an interfaith couple (Jewish and Muslim), we value that Rabbi Annie understood and respected that while we wanted a nonreligious ceremony, bringing in certain aspects from each of our faiths would be meaningful to us and our families. Annie helped weave together a modern interfaith ceremony that incorporated the traditions and prayers that resonated with us. Rabbi Annie brings a modern interpretation that we found to be a perfect blend of old and new. In addition to her expertise at bringing together a multi-faith/cultural wedding ceremony, Rabbi Annie spent time getting to know us as a couple. We felt supported by Annie throughout the process, particularly when my husband suddenly lost his father a few months before our wedding. Throughout our meetings, she truly got to know us and understand our relationship, resulting in an incredibly intimate and heartfelt ceremony. The Rabbi’s words to us were personal and purposeful and something we will remember and cherish for a lifetime.

    Jewish Heart and Soul—Rabbi-Cantor Annie Bornstein's reply:

    I, too, will cherish YOU two for a lifetime. Please keep in touch with me. I became attached to you and your lovely families! All of them were so warm and charming and supportive. That made me happy and hopeful for the future. YOU give me hope for the future..You and all the wonderful interfaith couples that touch my heart....thank you. I love you....
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    Rabbi Annie Bornstein is a Godsend!

    Rabbi Annie Bornstein is so much more than a Rabbi. In the months that led up to our wedding, she became family to us. Our pre-wedding meetings with her were incredibly heartwarming and personal. By the time our wedding day arrived, it became apparent that she knew us both very well. Annie incorporated key details from our discussions into the actual wedding ceremony. It was like a finely woven tapestry! Like us (bride and groom), our guests also felt that something very special had taken place during the ceremony. Annie made that happen! In fact it was obvious that Annie too, was quite moved by what was taking place under the Chuppah and in the room. We feel that God had His hand in bringing Annie to us. We could not have been more satisfied with the choice we made for our Rabbi. We intend to stay in touch with Annie and get together with her from time to time. As we already stated, Annie is now family to us. Please consider hiring Annie Bornstein as your Rabbi. You will be very happy that you did.

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    Rabbi Annie can't be beat!

    Rabbi Annie was the perfect choice to officiate our wedding and we'll forever fondly remember our ceremony and the time we spent with her in the months leading up. From day 1 until the day of the ceremony, everything was better than we could have ever expected.

    Rabbi Annie spent hours with us over Zoom in the months leading up to our wedding, learning about our relationship, our families and our preferences for the ceremony. She always had nice things to say and great advice for us along the way. We had a lot of laughs and still remember her words today. She was also sure to take note of every detail we wanted for the ceremony and was extremely accommodating of everything. Her dedication is clear when you see how much thought she puts into every detail - down to the pronunciation of everybody's name.

    The day of was perfect as well. Our ketubah signing was memorable and our families and witnesses loved her. She conducted the ceremony with grace and humor and we've heard so much feedback that our ceremony was emotional and beautiful. It went perfectly according to plan and included everything we wanted.

    We would wholeheartedly recommend Rabbi Annie to anyone and everyone!
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Solace Weddings Solace Weddings Wedding Videographers

A great company to work with. We highly recommend. Thank you Solace Weddings LLC

Allison Barnes Events Allison Barnes Events Wedding Planners

Rabbi-Cantor Annie Bornstein performed the ceremony for my clients wedding this past weekend. She was easy to plan with and very responsive to confirm details. Her delivery of the service was so thoughtful, she kept the guests engaged with her humor and brought tears to their eyes (happy tears) with touching moments. She was a breeze to work with, and I truly appreciated her punctuality & kindness! If you're getting married, she's your Rabbi/Cantor!

Aimee Custis Photography Aimee Custis Photography Wedding Photographers

Rabbi-Cantor Annie is a delight! As a photographer, I work so hard to be respectful of my couples' ceremonies, and document them without being intrusive. Annie and I chatted informally before the ceremony, and she trusted me to capture the ceremony respectfully without imposing difficult restrictions on where I could be or what I could do. It was such a relief. At the ceremony itself, she was warm, kind, thoughtful, and led a beautiful ceremony. And, she was unflappable in the face of a temperamental sound system AND loud planes flying overhead. I've seen ceremonies disrupted by far less, but she made the best of it and kept everything flowing smoothly and everyone focused on the precious moment at hand.

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113 Ellington Boulevard Suite 516 Bethesda, MD, 20878

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