Stu & Lori

Dear Rabbi Avivah,
Wanted to thank you and your husband for helping to make our wedding such a beautiful, perfect and meaningful event. Lori and I really appreciated the time you took to prepare, and your rendition of “Some Enchanted Evening” was perfect, set just the right tone. It was so touching to include my late mother as well, glad to know she was there in spirit.
Thanks so much.
— Wedding couple

Jillian & michael

Dear Rabbi Erlick,
Thank you again for taking so much time in getting to know us. I don’t think our ceremony would have been quite as magical (or funny!) without you leading us through the process. We knew when our friend recommended you that you would be wonderful...we just never imagined how personal and touching you would make our wedding ceremony. Really I just can’t thank you enough! Your words were beautiful and your kazoo playing was funny as all heck. Made our vows very memorable!
All our best...
— Wedding couple

Michelle & Brian

Hi Rabbi Avivah,
Our family was thrilled with the ceremony and felt that you helped set the tone for our future together. Brian loved receiving his Jewish name and was touched by the way you expressed welcoming him to the Jewish community without conversion being necessary.
We sincerely felt that everything came together beautifully and that our family ties are strengthened with each other and with our Jewish brothers and sisters. Thank you for working with us to compose a personalized celebration of our new son. You took the time and trouble to get to know us and you were generous with your time and advice. I specifically want to thank you for taking the time to listen to my personal story of Judaism and working to make certain I was comfortable with this new and unfamiliar service.
— Baby naming ceremony family


The feedback received regarding your visit was very positive and complimentary. You are ‘a keeper.’ Thank you for giving the family such a wonderful experience! You are a delight to work with.
— Hospice administrator


Your program was great yesterday. The residents enjoyed it very much. They learned new things and they have been talking about it at dinner. It was successful.
— Senior living facility activities director


I had wonderful feedback from everyone about you, and it was very comforting having you lead the services. I will keep your offer for bereavement counseling in mind in the coming months. Let’s stay in touch!
— Funeral family member


On behalf of the Citrus Valley Medical Center and the Education Department, it was a pleasure having you address our physicians. They rated your presentation on “End of Life Cultural Literacy for Medical Professionals” very good to excellent.
The participants all felt that the objectives were met and that you presented them with an excellent overview of cultural issues in regards to death and dying. Some of the comments included “well done,” “excellent,” “interesting and useful subject,” “I want to be more sensitive to my patients’ culture” and “very relevant topic.”
Thank you again for agreeing to present this lecture and sharing your expertise with our staff.
— Lila E. San Nicolas, CME Coordinator, CVME


I would like to thank you for your kindness and wonderful service. Though I was not at the service, I was fortunate enough to watch the service via Skype ... I stood when you said stand, I repeated what you told us to repeat and enjoyed every bit of the service.
Thank you again for proceeding over the service. You did a great job.
— Funeral family member


Dear Rabbi,
Last month you visited me at the hospital and were kind enough to recite a beautiful mi sheberach, which meant so much to me.
I am not sure if you remember me, but your mitzvah will be with me forever. ...
I just wanted to write to acknowledge my appreciation for your time and prayers.
— Hospital patient


Dear Rabbi Avivah,
I hope this note finds you well. I want to once again thank you for all your effort in putting together a service for our mom’s passing so that would be appropriate to our family for accepting us as the people we are and having the service fit mom and our family. My brother and I both agree that we could not be more at peace with the way the service was handled.
Thank you so much.
— Funeral family member


Thanks to you and your husband for leading such a beautiful Passover. This was such a musical blessing. Peace.
— Hospital administrator