About Rabbi Susan Shamash
Rabbi Susan Shamash is a progressive, independent rabbi based in Vancouver, British Columbia. I was ordained by ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal, which embraces a contemporary egalitarian Judaism as a profound spiritual practice and social transformer, reaching beyond religious boundaries and institutional structures. I am passionate about "open tent" Judaism and, in my service to interfaith families, occupy a unique niche in metropolitan Vancouver.
She offers inclusive and personalized services to celebrate your relationship and provide innovative life cycle event officiation, including interfaith, same-sex, and gender queer events. She doesn't just "show up" for your wedding. Her fee includes three in-person meetings (2-3 hours each) for informal counselling on:
How she works
She works together with your ideas, dream, beliefs, values, personalities and the Jewish tradition to create the wedding ceremony you envision. She dedicates a minimum of 10 hours to preparing for your unique ceremony. Her fee also includes the Ketubah signing ritual, and a venue assessment. Because of the simplicity of the Jewish wedding, it is not her custom to lead a rehearsal.
Single religion, interfaith ceremony, vow renewal
Licensed, allow couple' own vows, premarital counseling
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