Rabbi Ken Hahn is a wedding officiant based out of Northampton, Massachusetts. Serving those affiliated with Judaism as well as non-denominational beliefs, this officiant believes deeply that Judaism should be engaging and accessible for everyone. Ken strives to guide couples through the array of Jewish traditions available as well as discussing how Judaism can play a role in their ceremony. This affable character can coordinate with other ministers or officiants to incorporate a personalized interfaith wedding. Ken ultimately aims to help you and your significant other come together through the everlasting bonds of marriage.
Rabbi Ken Hahn is happy to provide services for a range of celebrations. This includes civil unions, religious ceremonies, and vow renewals for those looking to reaffirm their commitment to one another. Leading up to your day, Rabbi Ken Hahn will provide counseling to answer any premarital questions you may have. Here, the Rabbi can also aid in the writing of customized vows, interjecting his wisdom and recommendations when solicited with personalized advice. Ken will be presented throughout the entire process to ensure that your love is beautifully reflected within your ceremony.
35 Reviews for Rabbi Ken Hahn
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Matt Finkelstein · Getting married on 04/12/2021
Phenomenal / Exceeded all of our expectations!
Rabbi Ken officiated our holiday wedding in Newport, Rhode Island, in December 2019. We simply can’t overstate what a truly phenomenal job Rabbi Ken did, and how fortunate we feel to have had him as such an integral part of our Wedding day.
While we could go on and on, Haley and I wanted to share a few highlights in hopes it is helpful for any couples who are considering and/or lucky enough to work with Ken:
• From our first Facetime call almost a year prior to our Wedding day, we felt as though we’d known Ken much longer. He has a great disposition, he’s kind, funny, very giving of his time, and genuinely cared about getting to know us as individuals and as a couple. By the time our wedding had concluded and we received countless compliments of how beautiful our Ceremony was, many saying it was the best Ceremony they’d ever attended, one recurring misconception from our guests was that they thought Ken was my Rabbi from growing up and that he’d known us for years. Simply a testament to the time and care the Rabbi took to truly customizing our Ceremony to reflect Haley and I, make it something truly special, and that felt like us.
• While we decided early on that our ceremony would be rooted with cultural Jewish traditions and some prayer (reflecting my upbringing, but not my wife’s who is not Jewish, we also very much wanted the ceremony to be inclusive, accessible, and relatable to our guests of all faiths, and most importantly, feel like us. From very early on in our conversations, The Rabbi took us through each of the prayers and traditions, explaining the history and meaning where necessary. He also- and what we loved most- provided beautiful poetic translations of prayers, which had universal themes that are applicable to all couples on their wedding day, and were perfect for our ceremony. During the ceremony, he also did a fantastic job at explaining the meaning behind each prayer and/or portion of the ceremony. We never felt judged on what we chose to include or not include, and in fact felt like the Rabbi supported us in whatever decisions we made.
• There’s an “unsaid” responsibility of your Wedding officiant that is hard to properly convey here – This person sets the tone to one of the biggest moments in our lives. Ken seamlessly and perfectly balanced humor, heart, and relatability, with the significance and formality of the ceremony.
We are indebted to Ken for everything he did to make our wedding day all that we could have ever hoped for and more!
Sent on 01/29/2020
Alexandra Steinhauer · Married on 02/09/2020
Big fans of Rabbi Ken!
We found Ken through our venue a year before the wedding and by the time we got married it felt like we had known each other for a much longer time. Ken spent the time to really get to know us through many meals and trips to Boston and lead our ceremony in a way that really represented our relationship and hopes for marriage. He wove in Judaism in ways that were reflective and honest. In a moment that could feel intimidating and formal, during the ceremony Ken made us feel comfortable and present. We still get texts saying "we love Rabbi Ken" and all of my mom's friends want him as their Rabbi.Sent on 11/29/2019
Nora Murphy · Married on 11/02/2019
Perfect mix of personal & traditional ceremony
We knew we wanted a Jewish ceremony, but as a non-Jew and a not-practicing Jew, we weren't sure where to begin. Ken, through a series of fun and helpful planning calls, explained all of the traditions, and had us "pick and choose" which elements resonated with us. We added some personal elements, too, making it a perfect mix of personal & traditional. During the ceremony itself, Ken explained the traditions to our guests as well, which made it a fun and inclusive experience for everyone. Our ceremony was simply perfect, & many people said it was the best they'd been to. Everything about the process of planning and working with Ken was superb -- he's professional, always replies in a timely manner, etc. -- and we honestly just had a ball getting to know him. Highly, highly recommend!Sent on 11/29/2019
Rabbi Ken Hahn is an extraordinary rabbi. He has a deep feeling for the wisdom heritage of Judaism, and he is a delightful and principled human being. He is also very flexible - willing and able to make your wedding just right for you. I have recommended Rabbi Ken to friends in the past, and they were so grateful and glad they got to work with him and have him officiate their wedding. I have no doubt that you will be as well.
Rabbi Ken Hahn will provide a thoughtful and beautiful wedding ceremony. His easygoing demeanor and genuine warmth makes for a really great day and wonderful memories.