for your life-cycle events
Weddings, baby-namings, funerals and other rites of passage are all woven into the rich fabric of life. Meaningful life-cycle events can be highly spiritual without having to be celebrated in a temple or synagogue.
No matter the occasion, everybody's experience will be more meaningful by having a personalized ritual, a carefully tailored service that fits their needs.
Each celebration will be build according to your indications, designed through a series of personal meetings so that everything is perfect for that special occasion.
Loosing a beloved relative or friend is usually a very traumatic and painful experience. When we choose to honor the departed, we want to mark the occasion with a memorial service that truly represents the will and the life of the deceased and the feelings of the mourners.
In a warm, frank and personal meeting, we will discuss the details of the ceremony, the readings, eulogy, participation of other people, and music. A memorial booklet will be designed for people to take home.
Weddings are probably the life-cycle event that is more relevant to people. Nobody likes their special day to be a cookie-cutter ceremony. Some people do not wish to be identified with a particular religious tradition. Some couples simply do not fit in established roles, including those traditionally assigned by gender. We will design your ceremony, talk about the vows, readings, poems, music, participation of friends and family, and other details.
Together we shall build a memorable and meaningful day that you will always remember. The preparation will include a nicely printed personalized booklet of the ceremony as a token for your family and friends.
Frau-Cortes is an ordained Jewish clergyman who offers his services of personalized life-cycle rituals, from traditional Jewish rituals to creative secular, non-denominational ceremonies. Please contact us and let's choose together what is the right ceremony for you.
Affirming LGBTQ families
We celebrate life and family, in all its rich tapestry of forms. Weddings, adoptions, coming of age ceremonies, coming-out ceremonies, transition celebrations, always personalized to your needs.