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.
113 Reviews for Jewish Heart and Soul—Rabbi-Cantor Annie Bornstein
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Alisa · Married on 06/19/2021
Personal and Intimate
Rabbi Annie and our daughter spent nearly 3 years together while Annie prepared her for her Bat Mitzvah, mostly via Zoom with a few in person meetings. Thanks to Annie's devotion and kindness, they forged a real and meaningful bond during that time. Our daughter ended up performing beautifully at her Bat Mitzvah - thanks to a lot of hard work and especially to Rabbi Annie's patient and steady guidance. At the day of the event, Rabbi Annie spoke eloquently to our assembled guests (both Jewish and non) and her remarks to our daughter were particularly genuine and moving. I would recommend Annie for any life event.Sent on 07/07/2021
Candi K. · 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
Andrea S. · Married on 03/20/2021
I saw Rabbi Annie officiate at one of my friend's weddings and loved their ceremony so much that I immediately contacted her for our ceremony! We are living in California but got married in Maryland and Rabbi Annie was very accommodating when it came to scheduling our pre-marriage sessions via FaceTime. She made us feel very comfortable while talking with her during these sessions. As an interfaith couple, we really appreciated the way Rabbi Annie customized our ceremony to be the perfect fit for us. She truly got to know us and that was evident during the ceremony and all of the wonderful things she said that rang true to both of us on our special day. Rabbi Annie held a very big part in making the day so perfect.Sent on 04/17/2021
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.