Specialist in Jewish and Interfaith Weddings in Toronto

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Sandra RuchawardAdditional LanguagesEnglishJewish WeddingsConducts Jewish Weddings

Sandra Ruch

Sandra Laya is an ordained Kohenet Hebrew Priestess who officiates wedding ceremonies for interfaith couples, LGBTQ+ couples, Jewish couples and couples of all backgrounds She lives in the Toronto Beach neighbourhood. Sandra Laya brings a professional attitude infused with joy and enthusiasm to both your wedding planning and your wedding day. As well as a wedding officiant and celebrant of Life Cycle events, she is a mother and grandmother. She is a leader in her community and works hard as a human rights activist. She loves weddings and hopes to facilitate a ceremony to meet all your expectations. She believes in the inclusion of all. Wherever you choose to celebrate - in a traditional setting or under a waterfall, Sandra Laya will bring just the right amount of reverence to your wedding ceremony.

Judy Howard, BA (Hebrew U); LL.B (Osgoode Hall)awardAdditional LanguagesEnglishJewish WeddingsConducts Jewish Weddings

Judy Howard

Judy, who lives in Thornhill, is fluent in English and Hebrew. Originally from Montreal, she lived in Jerusalem for more than a decade, where she completed undergraduate and graduate studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. After returning to Canada, she earned her law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School. Judy brings a breadth of experience and knowledge to your wedding day. Judy is ideally suited to officiate at your wedding ceremony: innovative or traditional, formal or intimate, interfaith or intercultural. Judy looks forward to helping you create a wedding ceremony that is joyful, meaningful, and memorable to you.

Elaine PageawardWedding Industy Experts 2016awardAdditional LanguagesEnglishJewish WeddingsConducts Jewish Weddings

Elaine Page

Elaine who lives in Thornhill is one of those officiants who is very much in demand. Elaine is much in demand as a speaker on certain historical aspects of the Holocaust. Her background is in law and recently she was the recipient of the Wm J Simpson distinguished Paralegal award presented to her by the Law Society of Upper Canada. She's a member of the Toronto Jewish Chorus and a consummate seeker of joy in all that she does. She believes that your wedding ceremony should be a reflection of what you as a couple are passionate about. She creates a safe environment for you to craft a sacred ceremony that is uniquely yours. Whether your wedding ceremony is under the stars, under a chuppah, in a kayak or something more traditional, Elaine is open-minded and flexible. Her easy going nature, sense of humour and appreciation of ritual will help ensure that your special day honours what is important to you. Your family and friends will know you made the right decision by choosing Elaine.

Jeffrey Baker, BA (Tyndale)Jewish WeddingsConducts Jewish Weddings

Jeffrey Baker

Jeff (they/them/he/him) lives in South Etobicoke, a suburb of Toronto, with their spouse and three children. Jeff is an easy going, dedicated pastor who has been serving their community for over 10 years, and holds a BA double major in Theology and Philosophy from Tyndale University. Jeff speaks fluent Hebrew and is comfortable conducting interfaith Jewish ceremonies, as well ceremonies for all genders. They pastor an online community of LGBTQ2PIA+ people and allies called Chosen Family Church which meets biweekly over Zoom. When not doing ministry things, Jeff works with adults with autism and spends his free time writing, making music, and digital painting. Jeff has been featured in articles on Religion News Service for their TikTok channel talking about queer theology and deconstruction.