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
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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!
Stuart Bell · Married on 03/16/2019
Authenticity, compassion, accessibility and eloquence - a gifted rabbi and truly special person
Rabbi Annie is kind, knowledgeable and incredibly dedicated to giving you the wedding ceremony that best captures your experiences and preferences as a couple. Her program ensures a ceremony filled with love and authenticity because she's committed to learning about you as individuals and as a couple. When my father became gravely ill, Rabbi Annie readily agreed to perform a special ceremony for him the same day our larger ceremony was already planned. She graciously managed through our last-minute logistical changes and led us through an emotional day with compassion and poise. We feel extremely fortunate to have chosen a rabbi who prioritizes the needs of her couples and works with a joyfulness that was both soothing and inspiring.
Jennifer · Married on 02/23/2019
We are so happy!
Rabbi Bornstein was such a huge and integral part of our wedding. We received so many compliments about the ceremony and Ketubah signing. It really was so special and personalized to us and our relationship. We felt so supported by Annie during the whole process and learned more about ourselves and the tools to build a strong marriage along the way. Many people have told us that it was the best ceremony they've ever been to, and we completely agree. Rabbi Bornstein was one of our favorite vendors and we'd choose her again and again!
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.