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Miriam S. Jerris, Ph.D. is the founder of The Wedding Connection. She has been officiating ceremonies since 1985. Ms Jerris is a Humanist Minister, ordained by the Humanist Society, associated with the American Humanist Association. She is also ordained as a Rabbi by the Intewrnational Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism. Dr. Jerris holds a Ph.D. degree in Jewish Studies and Masters Degrees in Near Eastern Studies and Humanistic and Clinical Psychology. She offers pre-martial and marital counseling, if desired. Her background and education places her in an exceptional position to serve the needs of couples from different cultural and religious backgrounds. She is committed to celebrating, with dignity, couples whose needs often go unmet, whether they be humanistic, interfaith, interracial, intercultural, gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. She has performed more than 1500 wedding ceremonies since 1985.


Stephen J. Stawicki, co-founder of The Wedding Connection, was a Master Bridal Consultant, the highest designation offered by the Association of Bridal Consultants. , He offers same day coordinating and is an officiant for wedding ceremonies, His professional associations include membership in the National Association of Catering Executives (NACE). Mr. Stawicki brings more than 30 years of expertise in the advertising and sales fields to this venture.

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Frequently asked questions

Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Rehearsal

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

Non-religious
Interfaith
Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Agnostic
Jewish
No Denomination

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

30-60 mins.

What languages do you speak?

English
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Caitlin Sent on 12/09/2022
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Rabbi Miriam is a godsend!

I don't have enough words to express how thankful I am for Rabbi Miriam to officiate our wedding. She really took the time to get to know my husband and I. Her tools to guide us through the planning of our ceremony were beyond exceptional! It was difficult for us to find a Rabbi that would marry us, as I am Jewish and my husband is not but Rabbi Miriam is an advocate for LOVE and she was more than willing to officiate for us. Our ceremony was beyond beautiful and went so perfectly!! She's very in tune to your wants and needs and really goes above and beyond to make your day as special as possible.
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Kayla M. Sent on 08/04/2021
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Highly recommend

Steven was wonderful help to us creating our wedding ceremony. I could tell that Steven genuinely loves being a part of weddings. He made us feel relaxed through-out the process. Professional and affordable.
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Rob Sent on 10/06/2017
5 out of 5 rating
Miriam, a rabbi, co-officiated our wedding with Father Jack Baker, a Catholic priest with whom she frequently collaborates. She worked with us to craft a meaningful ceremony that reflected our values and traditions. Miriam is very organized and early in the process, sent us a comprehensive packet on creating your own wedding ceremony, so we could select exactly which elements and readings we wanted to incorporate. Miriam got to know us well throughout the process and did a great job telling our story and tailoring her remarks specifically to us. We received many compliments on our ceremony from our family members and friends, and even received praise from a Catholic nun. We highly recommend Miriam to officiate at an interfaith wedding, or at any wedding for a couple that is looking to have a meaningful and personalized ceremony.
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