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Officiant in Philadelphia, PA,

Rabbi Elyssa Cherney at Tacklingtorah

Carpenter and Lincoln Drive
Philadelphia, PA, PA
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(631) 897-3084

About Us

Tacklingtorah is a wedding officiant service in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Rabbi Elyssa Cherney is ordained by the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. She runs Tacklingtorah as a way to connect with others and help people think about the role Judaism can play in their everyday lives. Elyssa works with unaffiliated couples and families and is a rabbi at Temple Judea in Doylestown.

Services Offered
Rabbi Elyssa writes personalized ceremonies that are heartfelt and reflective of your love and personalities. She wants to help you think through the big picture of marriage and offers premarital counseling. She works closely with you to highlight all the celebratory moments in your relationship that have led your special day. Tacklingtorah is a very personal and individual service to make your ceremony unforgettable.

Eric Goldstein

5 out of 5
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  • Rabbi Elyssa was incredible. Before getting married, we certainly didn't appreciate how big of an impact the officiant can have on the wedding ceremony.  After getting married, we can safely say that you won't find a vendor who has a bigger impact on your ceremony than your officiant. And you won't find a better officiant than Rabbi Elyssa. She made the ceremony absolutely beautiful, and all of our guests commented that it was one of the best ceremonies they had ever experienced. Rabbi Elyssa did an amazing job making the ceremony personal and meaningful while still keeping it lighthearted and funny. We also truly valued the meetings that we had with Rabbi Elyssa leading up to the wedding. These conversations really pushed us to focus on the importance of marriage in general and the meaning of marriage in the context of our relationship. We couldn't have asked for a better experience, and we hope to continue working with Rabbi Elyssa through future milestones!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Officiant

    What is the typical price for your wedding services?

    $ 1,400.00

    Which of the following are included in the price?

    Premarital Counseling

    What is the starting price for your wedding services?

    $ 1,250.00

    Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?


    What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

    $ 150.00

    What is the starting price for pre-marital counseling (per session)?

    $ 100.00

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

    Non-religious, Interfaith, Ceremony Rehearsal, Vow Renewal, Single Religion

    What services do you provide?

    Allow Couples' Own Vows, Licensed, Premarital Counseling

    What religious affiliations do you serve?

    Agnostic, Jewish, No Denomination

    On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

    Less than 30 mins., 30-60 mins.

    In which states are you licensed?

    CT, DE, DC, MD, MA, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VA

    What languages do you speak?

    English, Hebrew

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