Ohev Yisrael Messianic Congregation

Ohev Yisrael Messianic Congregation

5.0 (1)
4 employees
42 years in business

About this pro

I am a wonderful bridge between tradition and modern life.  I am young, well-traveled, multi-lingual, and happily married with three wonderful children.  Between my formal training and my life experiences I offer a unique platform for creating a meaningful wedding.  

I love helping people.  I love blessing people.  I love seeing God use me to bring His love and care to His children.  

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West Springfield, VA 22152
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1 Review


  • Abbey McCurdy

    You really took a special interest in our wedding, and made us feel as if we were the only couple on your schedule. We appreciated your caring professionalism, guidance and punctuality! We couldn’t have asked for any more from you. During our reception, we had countless guests complimenting us on the beauty of the ceremony. Several even declared that it was the most beautiful ceremony that they had ever witnessed! thank you for officiating at our ceremony! It would not have been the same without you!


What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

We need to develop a relationship.  This is one of the most important days in your life.  I want to make sure we know each other.  You wouldn't want a complete stranger to bless your new life together, would you?  I then proceed to set up times in which we get to know each other and discuss what life will look post-wedding, and what are some keys to success for a lasting marriage.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I am a trained rabbi.  I am happily married.  I am currently enrolled in a counseling program.  I have performed weddings. I have also received personal pre-marital counseling prior to my wedding.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

I have a general pricing, but I work with every couple.  The goal is to make it work.

How did you get started in this business?

My first act after ordination was to peform my brother's wedding.  It was an honor.  Later, I was asked by my wife's cousin to officiate hers.  People want someone they know and trust.

What types of customers have you worked with?

People who are serious and passionate about marriage.  I've worked with people who have strong convictions about faith and those who don't.  I am willing to have a conversation with just about anybody and see if I can help them in this exciting endeavor.  

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

My son's bris.  This is the ceremony in which a Jewish boy is circumcised and enters into the covenant of his people.  It was so moving, so beautiful.  All of our family was there.  It was such an honor and a blessing to watch my son become a member of our ancient community.  It was one of the best days of my life.

What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

Do you trust them?  This is not an average day.  Would you hire a stranger to watch your children?  Of course not!  So why would you hire someone with whom you don't have any relationship?  Talk to the person.  See if there is a connection.  Take your time with this process.  It's important and is worth the investment.

What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?

What kind of ceremony do we want?  How much tradition do we  want?  Do we want to add our own flair?  Is there anything we need to work on with ourselves before making this important, yet wonderful, commitment?  What will make this day even more special?  Whom do we want to honor in the ceremony? 

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