Rabbi Melinda Bracha
About this pro
11 years in business
8 hires on Thumbtack
My husband and I were married by Rabbi Melinda Bernstein on March 10. She is simply wonderful. She has a kind, beautiful soul. She worked with us in person and through phone and email to make our vision of our wedding ceremony come to life. She wrote a lovely ceremony and performed the ceremony beautifully. We both have very hectic schedules, and Rabbi Melinda was so accommodating and understanding. She is incredibly easy to work with and her goal was to make sure she carried out our vision. I could not have asked for a better person to marry us. I wholeheartedly recommend Rabbi Melinda.Apr 15, 2018Melinda B.'s reply
Brenda! Thank you for your kind words of praise. You and Michael were adorable and very sweet to work with. May your marriage always be a blessing! Shalom, Rabbi Melinda
We loved working with Melinda. She took the time to get to understand our vision and helped fulfill that. We felt at ease with her officiating our ceremony. Thank you for being a special part of our day!Mar 20, 2018VerifiedMelinda B.'s reply
Thank you for your lovely review, Megan. I very much enjoyed celebrating yours and Jens very sweet ceremony! Goddess blessings!
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?WEDDING PACKAGES MELINDA BERNSTEIN I am flexible so if you don't see what you need, let me know! BUDGET PACKAGE ($350) INCLUDES: Unlimited Virtual Consultations Custom-Written Ceremony Expert Performance File License with Issuing Court STANDARD PACKAGE ($525) INCLUDES: One (1) Live Initial Consultation Unlimited Virtual Consultations Custom-Written Ceremony Expert Performance File License with Issuing Court DELUXE PACKAGE ($700) INCLUDES: One (1) Live Additional Consultation One (1) Live Initial Consultation Unlimited Virtual Consultations Custom-Written Ceremony Expert Performance File License with Issuing Court JEWISH WEDDING PACKAGE Ketubah Portable Chuppah Wine Kiddush Cup
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I learn about the couple during a 15-30 minute pre-interview to briefly discuss what the couple wants for their ceremony to see if I am a good fit for them. When we discover that I am a good fit, we arrange for a deposit to be made and I hold the date for them. I send via email, a list describing the ceremony elements and a week prior to the wedding, we discuss ceremony elements and I also gather details about their romance, their lives together so that I can personalize the wedding.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I am a Certified Life Coach, Certified Yoga Teacher, Ordained as a Reform Rabbi and also hold a Doctorate of Life Counseling in the International University of the Essence Community of Qumran. The trainings led me to write my books: The Roadmap To A Prosperous & Purposeful Life and Seven Steps To A Peaceful Heart After Divorce, (I was married once for 21 years) as well as my publication: The Sacred Roadmap.