A bit about my style…
Sweet, meaningful and accessible for all
I specialize in creating ceremonies that are warm, welcoming and personalized to your family. My ceremonies are rooted in Jewish tradition and ritual, and also contemporary and relatable for modern families.
Each ceremony is about 15-20 minutes, incorporating blessings and music (I play guitar & sing). The ceremony is in English, with a few Hebrew blessings (all of which I explain the meaning of) sprinkled throughout.
I joyfully welcome interfaith families, same sex couples, and anyone looking to celebrate this special moment with loved ones! I always take great care to make sure the ceremony is inclusive, universal and resonates with people of all backgrounds. The purpose is to celebrate new life and to welcome your child into a loving family & community (and of course, give them a Hebrew name!)
A bit about logistics…
We would have a meeting (phone, Facetime or in-person depending on everyone’s availability) to discuss Hebrew name choice and ceremony specifics. In addition, I am always available via email & text, if you have any questions along the way. I am here to make the process smooth and fun. We will make sure everyone feels comfortable and taken care of!
Rebecca did a combined baby naming for our son and daughter. Although I didn't know exactly what I wanted out of the experience, Rebecca did. She made the service so incredibly meaningful for our family and friends, incorporating our family traditions and love of music seamlessly into the ceremony. I have so much love and gratitude.
Claire - New York, NY
Our daughter's baby naming is a memory that we will forever cherish! We were so fortunate to have Rebecca Schoffer lead our daughter's baby naming and she went above and beyond in creating the most personal, meaningful and special baby naming for our family. Rebecca incorporated our son's favorite Shababa songs and accommodated special traditions from our family seamlessly into the beautiful ceremony. I cannot recommend Rebecca Schoffer highly enough, she is truly amazing and so special and talented on so many levels!
Nanette - New Jersey
Rebecca did two of my daughters’ baby naming ceremonies. She created an incredibly warm, welcoming and beautiful ceremony that many family members and friends were able to have a role in and contribute to. Grandparents still talk about how memorable the ceremonies were.
Marisa - Pennsylvania
When it came to planning our daughter’s first birthday and baby naming we knew we wanted to make it intimate and very special. Rebecca did an amazing job to ensure that every last detail was addressed and that the baby naming was something that we will always remember. Prior to the ceremony, Rebecca guided us in helping to pick a beautiful Hebrew name that reflected our daughter’s personality. We also discussed how we can incorporate our family into the ceremony. Rebecca made this especially meaningful to our older daughter by presenting her with a big sister certificate that she continues to admire hanging in her room. Our friends and family were so impressed with Rebecca’s beautiful voice and her warm presence. We could not have asked for a more special baby naming ceremony. We love you Rebecca!
Nadine - New York, NY
We feel so blessed to have had Rebecca lead our baby naming ceremony. Rebecca made it such a special day for our family. We held an intimate baby naming for our daughter Mia in our home, and Rebecca filled our home with such beautiful words, amazingly joyful energy, humor, and such delicate and meaningful Hebrew prayers. She explained every step of the ceremony with such grace, never rushing at all. She included my husband and I in every step as well, and even had a separate moment where she gave my son a certificate for becoming a big brother-it was so adorable and so special! We loved her attention to detail and personal touch she adds, with her unique and beautiful singing and guitar playing! Her voice is really amazing. She is such a special person and will bring warmth and joy to any event you may need her for! We couldn't recommend her more!!
Alana - New York, NY