Rabbi David Altman
 A Rabbi for all Occasions

  
Frequently Asked Questions
  

Q.  DO YOU CO-OFFICIATE WITH OTHER CLERGY?
 
A. I am pleased to co-officiate with other clergy. I have an excellent working relationship with members of all faiths , and I will be glad to help you through the process.
 
Q.  DO YOU HAVE ANY PRE-REQUISITES REGARDING HOW WE WILL RAISE OUR CHILDREN?
 
A.   The only pre-requisite I have is that we engage in a serious discussion of the options open to you, and the implications of the decisions you make. Depending on the choice the couple makes, I will recommend resources to assure that the plan of action has the best chance of success.
  
Q.  CAN WE WRITE OUR OWN CEREMONY?
 
 A.  Yes, I will be delighted to help you with the process of creating a ceremony that best reflects who you are as a couple. While you don't have to write your own vows, it does create a more intimate ceremony.
 
Q.  HOW DO WE START THE PROCESS?
 
A.  For couples living in the area, I recommend that our first step be a personal visit. When we meet in person we can plan how best to proceed. If a couple lives outside of the area, it may be necessary to do preliminary work on the phone and by e-mail.
  
Q.  WHAT IS YOUR FEE?
     
A.  My fee includes travel, as well as developing the individualized ceremony and performing it. I have one inclusive fee which I will be happy to discuss with you in person.
 
 
Q.  MY WEDDING WILL NOT BE IN NEW YORK. CAN YOU HELP ME?
     
A. I have performed ceremonies as far away as Istanbul, Turkey and I am willing to accomodate almost all destination occacions. If I am unable to perform your ceremony I can help you find clergy who will perform ceremonies in other parts of the country.