Lifecycle Events

Are you looking for an officiant, Rabbi, inspiring music or community to mark your important milestone with?

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Bet Alef encourages members to share their joys and challenges with the community by lighting candles at our Shabbat services.

Beyond that, Rabbi Olivier creates/officiates memorable, meaningful, personal occasions to mark life journey from birth through death and into lasting memory. He is known for enabling all those gathered to reflect, participate and honor the moment as a community, with joy and/or sadness.

Rabbi Olivier is proud to serve interfaith, agnostic, or GLBTQ couples, as well as Jews.

A partial list of events includes

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  • Birth
  • Bris
  • B’nai Mitzvah
  • House blessings
  • Wedding Commitment
  • Re-commitment or renewal of vows
  • Funeral
  • Memorials
  • Dedications

“Rabbi Olivier’s gift is a natural ability to create and cultivate sacred moments. In today’s fast-paced world, this is a lost art. For our wedding ceremony, he masterfully wove together ancient Jewish rituals and modern explanations with an eloquence and humor that engaged everyone—regardless of their religious or cultural background. So many couples feel like their wedding is an event that happens to them. Thanks to Rabbi Olivier, our ceremony was an unfolding of magical moments that we experienced from within.”

– Mike S.

“We were blessed to have Rabbi Olivier perform our daughter’s naming ceremony and welcoming into the Jewish community. It was a deeply spiritual and meaningful event. The Rabbi did a wonderful job of personalizing the ceremony to fit our unique circumstances of adoption. We are very grateful for his presence in our lives.”

– Julia L.

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