Praise for Rabbi Debra Smith as a Wedding Officiant, Jewish Educator, Bar & Bat Mitzvah Teacher, Speaker, and Spiritual Leader

interfaith wedding rabbiDear Rabbi Deb,
Thank you so much for being a part of our wedding day. The ceremony was beautiful and personal. We really appreciate your flexibility and responsiveness throughout the entire planning process. You really made our day so special! Love, Sandy and Tom

Rabbi Deb,
Eric and I wanted to extend our appreciation to you. The ceremony was so beautiful and it was everything I had hoped it would be and more. Thank you from the bottom of my heart – most especially, for incorporating our children. – Carey Kelman

Dear Rabbi Deb,
You and Neil do a fabulous job creating this community. Both of you have given me the gift of friendship,  a feeling of belonging to a community,  and have helped me reignite my spirituality.
Thank you, Susan Scott

“‘Rabbi Deb’ is an inspired and inspiring spiritual leader and teacher of Jewish spirituality and practice. All who davven (pray) and learn with her will be enriched!” – Rabbi Marcia Prager, Director and Dean of Ordination Programs, ALEPH: The Alliance for Jewish Renewal; Rabbi, P’nai Or, Philadelphia

“Deb, Thanks for all you do! You give many people a connection to Judaism which is comfortable and spiritual. This connection is needed and desired – and you are there to provide and guide.”- G.S., Morris County, NJ

“Thank you for all the classes you teach, for your support and inspiration as I continue to follow my Jewish journey. I will always count you among the most influential people in my life.”- R.S. (adult learner), New York State

“An engaging speaker and teacher of Judaism” – Rabbi Aryeh Meir, The Academy for Jewish Religion, NYC

“Thank you for your outstanding contribution to our daughter’s Jewish education.”- W.M., Morris County, NJ

“We want to thank you for all your hard work to prepare our son for his Bar Mitzvah. Your encouragement and positive attitude were exactly what he needed to keep motivated.”- M.M., Warren County, NJ

“Thank you for all of your help in preparing our son for his Bar Mitzvah and for your support and calming reassurance along the way.” – S.B., Randolph, NJ

“Without your passion for Jewish education and children, our daughter would not be as confident and prepared as she was for her Bat Mitzvah. There are no adequate words to express how grateful we are for the good fortune of being able to know you. May you continue to do what you love and are so good at, inspiring Jewish youth!” – S.S., Rockaway, NJ

“Your teaching, understanding and support helped me stand up there and do a great job reading my Torah portion. I believe that “when we are ready, a teacher will appear.” I was ready … and there you were for me! You make such a large difference in my life. Todah rabbah!” – H.B. (adult learner), Rockaway, NJ