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 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, she 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" four 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 and 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.
Jewish Heart and Soul—Rabbi-Cantor Annie Bornstein offers consultations in person (geography permitting), through Skype, FaceTime, Phone, and Email. Rabbi Annie is committed to servicing various types of weddings, including:
Rabbi Annie is also available for Bar/Bat Mitzvah training & ceremony officiation, baby naming ceremonies, vow renewal ceremonies, and memorial services.
110 Reviews for Jewish Heart and Soul—Rabbi-Cantor Annie Bornstein
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Candi Kaplan · Getting married on 06/11/2021
Rabbi Annie Bornstein
Rabbi Bornstein provided valuable Counseling to us throughout the process, even though we didn't think we needed it. She was very accomodating, very incisive, and very inspirational. The service she performed was appreciated greatly by all.Sent on 12/01/2019
Sara Stinson · Married on 10/11/2020
Special, intimate backyard ceremony
We are so grateful to Rabbi Annie for leading a special wedding ceremony for us. Like so many others, we had to downsize our wedding plans dramatically because of Covid. Rabbi Annie remained flexible throughout our changing plans, including a changed venue and moving the wedding outdoors. We enjoyed getting to know her in the months leading up to the wedding through our pre-marital sessions (both in-person and via FaceTime). She was genuinely interested in getting to know us as a couple. We appreciated that she was so open to crafting our wedding ceremony to be just as religious and just as personal as we wanted; we never felt pressured to include any particular elements.
On the day of our backyard wedding, Rabbi Annie was punctual, professional, and flexible as we dealt with heavy rain during our ceremony. She led a beautiful marriage ceremony that was memorable for us and for our guests. Several of our guests commented on how much they liked her. She is a true stage presence. We highly recommend her to anyone. Thank you so much!Sent on 10/19/2020
Shailey and Dror · Married on 08/16/2020
Rabbi Annie is incredible! Choosing her to officiate our wedding was the best decision we made!
Rabbi Annie made us feel like we were the only couple in the world getting married! She took the time to truly get to know us, and it felt like we had known her for years even though we just met last year. Her approach was to listen to us, understand what we wanted, and guide us through the preparation process. She was incredibly flexible and accommodating with scheduling and other changes we had to make due to the pandemic.Sent on 08/24/2020
Rabbi Annie told us our ceremony would be beautiful, and it truly was beautiful, beyond everything we had hoped for. Her presence, her voice and her words were moving and inspirational to us as we were beginning our new life together as a married couple.
Rabbi Annie is truly exceptional and we are so fortunate to have found her.
A great company to work with. We highly recommend. Thank you Solace Weddings LLC
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!
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.