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Tacklingtorah is a wedding officiant service in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Rabbi Elyssa Cherney is ordained by the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. She runs Tacklingtorah as a way to connect with others and help people think about the role Judaism can play in their everyday lives. Elyssa works with unaffiliated couples and families and is a rabbi at Temple Judea in Doylestown.

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Rabbi Elyssa writes personalized ceremonies that are heartfelt and reflective of your love and personalities. She wants to help you think through the big picture of marriage and offers premarital counseling. She works closely with you to highlight all the celebratory moments in your relationship that have led your special day. Tacklingtorah is a very personal and individual service to make your ceremony unforgettable.

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Premarital Counseling

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Less than 30 mins.
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Jessica T. Married on 04/29/2023
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Incredible Experience!!

Rabbi Elyssa was absolutely a great decision and we loved the whole process through our one year engagement!! She really took the time to get to know us as a couple personally and turned it into a beautfiul ceremony that my now husband and I envisioned when we first started planning. We are an interfaith couple with myself being christian and my husband being jewish and Rabbi Elyssa really incorporated our values perfectly and seamlessly into the ceremony. We did a ketubah signing prior and it is now a special memory from our wedding day. All of our guests could not stop raving about how beautiful the ceremony was. If you are looking for a Rabbi/officiant I would not hesitate go ahead and book with Rabbi Elyssa because you will be in excellent hands through the whole process!
Victoria Married on 11/18/2023
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A Perfect Ceremony

We were so grateful to have the opportunity to get to know Rabbi Elyssa. She was wonderful to work with, and her guidance through our engagement was incredibly helpful. Our ceremony was absolutely beautiful. Rabbi Elyssa held a small intimate Ketubah signing with our immediate family first before our larger wedding ceremony. Both ceremonies were full of meaning and our family members and guests told us so many times throughout the night how much they loved Rabbi Elyssa. We are an interfaith couple- my husband is Jewish and I am Christian- and Rabbi Elyssa was so inclusive and mindful of our separate and shared faith traditions. I would recommend Rabbi Elyssa to any couple looking to be married in a Jewish or "Jew-ish" ceremony. She is phenomenal.
Hannah S. Married on 11/11/2023
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Amazing experience with Rabbi Elyssa

There are not enough words to describe how wonderful Rabbi Elyssa was. The whole process was thoughtful, and she provided such a grounding experience on our wedding day. She handled the chaos with grace and humor, and helped both my husband and I feel more in touch with Judaism. I truly can’t imagine the day without her. She is an excellent person who is excellent at her work. 1000000/10
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