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.
Recommended by 98% of couples
Kimberly · Married on 08/26/2017
Rabbi Annie was absolutely amazing, not just as our officiant for the wedding ceremony but for the entire journey leading up to it. She guided us perfectly with each session throughout the planning process, always with the utmost level of professionalism, grace, warmth, and enthusiasm. We wouldn't have done this with anyone else!
Meredith · Married on 10/08/2018
Rabbi Annie led an incredibly meaningful and moving ceremony for our interfaith wedding. She took the time to get to know us and craft a ceremony with us - providing the right balance of freedom and advice. Throughout the evening, people asked us where we found such an incredible Rabbi and how beautiful the ceremony was. Her ceremony reflected that she really knew us as individuals and a couple - there was not a dry eye in the house!
Aleeza · Married on 10/06/2018
A wonderful Jewish-Persian-American wedding!
We got married on October 6, 2018 and had a Jewish-Persian wedding.
We were nervous we would not find someone that could manage both cultures, but Annie was a pleasure to work with! She really has a great grasp on different cultures and how to meet the needs of each tradition that is important to both partners. Although she offers some opinions on how the ceremony may work best, she is open to different ideas and figuring out how everything will work. In the end, our ceremony was truly amazing and we couldn't have done it without her! We are so pleased that we chose her to guide us through and help create our vision.
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.