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.
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.
Recommended by 98% of couples
Kevin T · Married on 06/30/2019
A Spiritual and Personal Journey with Rabbi Elyssa
Rabbi Elyssa was an amazing guide from the very first communication. She is wonderfully patient and accepting of all aspects of our backgrounds. She gave guidance when we needed it and helped us think through the many different steps of preparing for our journey forward as a family. Rabbi Elyssa was both professional and caring during our meetings together and was very flexible towards accommodating our schedules. When our wedding day started she made sure that we took time aside to connect with each other as a couple and remember the purpose and love of the day. Also, her words and singing during our ketubah signing were remarkable and really made the moment feel special and inclusive for our families and witnesses. And she made our ceremony truly meaningful with personalized comments and connections to both of our heritages (Jewish and Chinese). We are deeply thankful and appreciative that she was our Rabbi. Our guests all commented on how beautiful the ceremony was and how elegantly Rabbi Elyssa spoke. We cannot thank her enough for joining us on our wedding day and helping us take the next step in our journey!Sent on 07/06/2019
Marcy · Married on 08/26/2018
A wonderful day. With thanks to Rabbi Elyssa
Rabbi Elyssa expanded and enhanced our wedding day with her suggestions to help us create what we wanted for our special day. She guided us and provided us with thought provoking questions to know us better and help us define, create and implement our vision. I emphasize OUR vision as many times in conversation she reminded us that this was our day and asked....what did we want? Her warmth, insight, connection and passion were palpable. Rabbi Elyssa truly has a gift!Sent on 02/11/2019
Dan Cherney · Married on 08/26/2018
Our journey home after finding love later in LIFE
Elyssa was very personal and thorough in her research about our "Big Day" and made sure that she had a complete understanding of who we were and what we both expected out of this upcoming wedding day. My wife and I had been married previously and had raised now grown up children . Starting and developing a new family and circle of love many years later can be a tricky thing, but Elyssa navigated that relationship beautifully and was a tremendous guide and support system at the same time. She truly has a gift and loves her work .Sent on 02/11/2019