I'm a "second career" rabbi. I was ordained in 2011, after 4 years of intensive study. I teach in the Judaic Studies programs at the University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando. I've officiated at many weddings, Jewish-Jewish and interfaith. Each was unique because each couple was unique. I believe in meeting you "where you are" and balancing what will be meaningful to you and your families with Jewish tradition. I also want to acknowledge and honor family traditions of non-Jewish partners as much as I can. I believe that the wedding is about you and your love for each other. I'm very flexible about most aspects of the ceremony because it has to work for you!
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Charlotte · Married on 03/26/2017
Rabbi Olshansky married my husband and I on March 26th this year. We are an interfaith couple (my husband is Jewish and I am a Christian). From the moment we met the Rabbi, we knew we were in the best of hands. We met with the Rabbi 3 times before the wedding to go over every single detail of our ceremony to make sure it was perfect. He took the time to get to know both of us and our families and really made us feel so special. Our wedding day was absolutely perfect and Rabbi Olshansky was a big part of that. His words were so sweet and kind, light and funny, and so touching. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house :) I cannot recommend Rabbi Olshansky enough for your wedding. We are forever grateful for the service he provided for us and are so happy we have him in our lives. I wish I could give more than 5 stars!
Ori · Married on 11/12/2017
We loved working with Rabbi O! He really took the time to get to know us over our skype calls to ensure that his remarks about us would be personal to our relationship. He was flexible on what we wanted to include and what we didn’t. And was extremely responsive on answering emails with questions as well as proof reading our ketubah and programs. We highly recommend him for Jewish or interfaith couples.
Matthew · Married on 10/21/2017
Rabbi O was an amazing officiant and person. He met with my (now wife) and our 17 month old daughter (who can be a little inpatient) and spent the time to get to know us and provide a tailored ceremony given our different faiths. He explained everything and helped us have a gorgeous ceremony. I can’t recommend him enough. If you are really looking for someone who actually cares about the couples he marries, then look no further. Thank you for sharing in our special day!