I firmly believe that your access to Judaism and all of life's Jewish events shouldn't be a burden and shouldn't lack a rabbi because of your lack of disposable income. I became a rabbi for spiritual and humanitarian reasons, not to become a millionaire.
Any fees that do exist for my services are very reasonable, and in many cases there are none.
For those less financially secure, let's chat.
There is no membership fee. Since a community rabbi generally has no synagogue from which to operate out of, there is no need for one.
There is never a charge for services such as visits to hospitals, hospices, correctional facilities, times of crisis, & basic Jewish education. The list of free services is long and can be tailored to fit your needs, so please ask me for more details.
When costs are involved, I will structure them based on your needs, which is why I don't list them here. My fees range from a hot meal and good company, to one-time payments, to structured payments, or even a retainer if that suits your needs.
There are no applications. I don't believe you should have to "apply" to have a rabbi in your life or to be part of a Jewish community, or to simply "be" Jewish.
Yes, it's OK for you to belong to a synagogue and also use me. Whatever your reasons may be, there are times when you want to talk to, or utilize a different rabbi than the one you normally go to. I keep everything confidential, and will never discuss our conversations or relationship with anyone for any reason, unless approved by you.
Judaism is rich with traditions that reach into our souls from thousands of years ago. The words of the Torah have been - and will continue to be - interpreted by each generation within the religious and socio-political framework of their society. We live in a time that little resembles that of our ancient ancestors - a time when the Torah was given to the world and interpreted for the first time. So come explore Judaism as it relates to us, past-present-and-future. Let me help you create a Judaism that speaks to YOU, brightens YOUR heart, and burns in YOUR soul.
USA: Though I reside in WA, I do travel to various points across America to officiate at life-cycle events and other activities for those requesting my services. I am also available on short notice for your time-sensitive needs.