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Loving Hearts Ceremonies

Elmsford , NY
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13 Fairmont St.
Elmsford, NY 10523 US (map)

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914-345-1475

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ABOUT US

Hello and Welcome to Loving Hearts Ceremonies with Rabbi Roger Ross and Rev. Deborah Steen Ross

"THE RABBI AND THE MINISTER".

Our greatest joy is to spend time... Read more
Hello and Welcome to Loving Hearts Ceremonies with Rabbi Roger Ross and Rev. Deborah Steen Ross

"THE RABBI AND THE MINISTER".

Our greatest joy is to spend time with couples and get to know you and offer suggestions to help make this most important day in your lives even more special. The Wedding Ceremony is the heart and soul of your special day, so anything we can do to help you create a unique, personal wedding service is what we specialize in.

Our motto is "THE ANSWER TO ALL YOUR QUESTIONS IS 'YES' ", and with few exceptions ( like jumping out of airplanes, or deep sea diving to perform the ceremony) we are open to any ideas you may have about how you envision your ceremony.

We do ceremonies together as an Interfaith team and each of us performs ceremonies separately as well. We do weddings in Houses of Worship, Hotels, Outdoor Venues, Country Clubs, on the beach, in the woods, on shipboard, and as many other places as a couple could think of. We also love to do destination weddings as well, as our time permits.

Check out our FAQ section for more information about us. We would love to hear from you and get to know you and your ideas, and to see if we are the right clergy to share your special day with you .

Warmly,

Rev. Deb and Rabbi Roger Ross

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revrograb2@aol.com

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What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Baha'i Faith, Buddhist, Christian (no denomination), Christian - Catholic, Christian - Episcopalian, Christian - Methodist, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Shinto, Taoist
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
yes, and outdoors as well.
What is your attire for the ceremony?
robe and stole, or Tallis and yarmulke
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
yes absolutely. We spend alot of time with each couple to create the perfect ceremony just for them.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
yes of course
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
we have many suggestions, and examples of past weddings that we have done to look at as a starting point .
How long are your ceremonies?
30 minutes including the processional and recessional
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
We offer it and occasionally we will suggest that the couple see a counselor
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
We usually do a short run through on the day of the wedding at the venue. If our presence at the rehearsal dinner is required, there is a small additional fee.
Do you supply a sound system?
no

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Michelle
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Rabbi Ross was an absolute pleasure to work with and gave us the wedding ceremony of our dreams. In planning our wedding, we had a number of somewhat nontraditional specifics we wanted included. Rabbi Ross not only managed to smoothly incorporate everything, but he did so in a way that was clear and meaningful for our guests, as well. He arrived early before our ceremony and was a much needed light and calming presence. The number of compliments received about our ceremony and him in particular was just through the roof. We feel so lucky to have had the privilege of being married by someone as wonderful as Rabbi Ross.
Rabbi Ross was an absolute pleasure to work with and gave us the wedding ceremony of our dreams. In planning our wedding, Read more...
Rabbi Ross was an absolute pleasure to work with and gave us the wedding ceremony of our dreams. In planning our wedding, we had a number of somewhat nontraditional specifics we wanted included. Rabbi Ross not only managed to smoothly incorporate everything, but he did so in a way that was clear and meaningful for our guests, as well. He arrived early before our ceremony and was a much needed light and calming presence. The number of compliments received about our ceremony and him in particular was just through the roof. We feel so lucky to have had the privilege of being married by someone as wonderful as Rabbi Ross. Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Rabbi Ross and Rev. Deb did an amazing job! They were warm and welcoming and performed a beautiful interfaith ceremony incorporating our Jewish and Greek Orthodox customs. They helped us customize the entire ceremony to our liking and they encouraged us to write our own vows. Our friends and family raved about them all night. Highly recommended! Thank you again!
Rabbi Ross and Rev. Deb did an amazing job! They were warm and welcoming and performed a beautiful interfaith ceremony Read more...
Rabbi Ross and Rev. Deb did an amazing job! They were warm and welcoming and performed a beautiful interfaith ceremony incorporating our Jewish and Greek Orthodox customs. They helped us customize the entire ceremony to our liking and they encouraged us to write our own vows. Our friends and family raved about them all night. Highly recommended! Thank you again! Read less
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betty
Wedding:
8/25/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot tell you how happy I was with Rabbi Ross. He was incredible. As soon as my husband and I met him, we knew we had to have him. He is a very friendly person and always has the time to answer your questions. As many e-mails as I sent him, he always got back to me whether by phone or e-mail to make sure to walk us through every step of the way.

He made sure to make both sides of the family very happy in all that he did. Even though we came from different backgrounds, he made sure that each family would be happy, and most of all, provided us assurance that everything would be okay - and it was.

When the ketubah didn't show up on the day of our wedding, you would think that chaos would be created. Low and behold, in his binder was an emergency ketubah. Rabbi Ross saves the day!!

What a memorable ceremony! Everyone could not stop raving about how different it was, and how he had ways to incorporate the entire family. We pick and chose the traditions that we wanted, and new ones that we could start. We were truly pleased with everything that he did. He loves what he does, but even more so, he loves when his clients call him when its time for a baby naming. Don't worry Rabbi Ross, we will call you when we are ready :)
I cannot tell you how happy I was with Rabbi Ross. He was incredible. As soon as my husband and I met him, we knew we had Read more...
I cannot tell you how happy I was with Rabbi Ross. He was incredible. As soon as my husband and I met him, we knew we had to have him. He is a very friendly person and always has the time to answer your questions. As many e-mails as I sent him, he always got back to me whether by phone or e-mail to make sure to walk us through every step of the way.

He made sure to make both sides of the family very happy in all that he did. Even though we came from different backgrounds, he made sure that each family would be happy, and most of all, provided us assurance that everything would be okay - and it was.

When the ketubah didn't show up on the day of our wedding, you would think that chaos would be created. Low and behold, in his binder was an emergency ketubah. Rabbi Ross saves the day!!

What a memorable ceremony! Everyone could not stop raving about how different it was, and how he had ways to incorporate the entire family. We pick and chose the traditions that we wanted, and new ones that we could start. We were truly pleased with everything that he did. He loves what he does, but even more so, he loves when his clients call him when its time for a baby naming. Don't worry Rabbi Ross, we will call you when we are ready :) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Robbi Ross did an amazing job. He was able to make both of our Jewish and Catholic families happy with the ceremony. He made everything very personal and made us feel as if he knew us forever. I highly recommend him.
Robbi Ross did an amazing job. He was able to make both of our Jewish and Catholic families happy with the ceremony. He Read more...
Robbi Ross did an amazing job. He was able to make both of our Jewish and Catholic families happy with the ceremony. He made everything very personal and made us feel as if he knew us forever. I highly recommend him. Read less
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Faith
Wedding:
8/24/2012
4.8/5.0
It was a pleasure to work with Rabbi & Reverend Ross on our interfaith wedding ceremony. They put together a beautiful ceremony, with our input, that was a nice mix of both our religions and traditions. They gave us great suggestions for making it more personal, and we decided to write each other love letters to be read during the ceremony and we also wrote our own vows which we read to each other during the ceremony. We did not want to read other others letters & vows ahead of time and they helped us to coordinate so what we had each written was in line with the other. On the day of the wedding they arrived early and prepared and the ceremony went wonderfully. The way they went back and forth on the various components of the ceremony was so smooth and natural and just beautiful. We were both so happy during the ceremony especially as we each heard each others letter & vows. I can't even say how many guests came up to us after saying what an amazing & beautiful ceremony it was and complimenting the Rabbi & Reverend on the ceremony they performed. I would definitely recommend them as a team if you want to have a beautiful and personal interfaith ceremony or on their own if you are not having interfaith (Rabbi Ross did my friend's Jewish wedding ceremony which was great too). The fact that they are married and have done many interfaith ceremonies together adds to the ease with which they can perform it. We are very happy with our ceremony & can't wait to get our wedding video so we can relive it!
It was a pleasure to work with Rabbi & Reverend Ross on our interfaith wedding ceremony. They put together a beautiful Read more...
It was a pleasure to work with Rabbi & Reverend Ross on our interfaith wedding ceremony. They put together a beautiful ceremony, with our input, that was a nice mix of both our religions and traditions. They gave us great suggestions for making it more personal, and we decided to write each other love letters to be read during the ceremony and we also wrote our own vows which we read to each other during the ceremony. We did not want to read other others letters & vows ahead of time and they helped us to coordinate so what we had each written was in line with the other. On the day of the wedding they arrived early and prepared and the ceremony went wonderfully. The way they went back and forth on the various components of the ceremony was so smooth and natural and just beautiful. We were both so happy during the ceremony especially as we each heard each others letter & vows. I can't even say how many guests came up to us after saying what an amazing & beautiful ceremony it was and complimenting the Rabbi & Reverend on the ceremony they performed. I would definitely recommend them as a team if you want to have a beautiful and personal interfaith ceremony or on their own if you are not having interfaith (Rabbi Ross did my friend's Jewish wedding ceremony which was great too). The fact that they are married and have done many interfaith ceremonies together adds to the ease with which they can perform it. We are very happy with our ceremony & can't wait to get our wedding video so we can relive it! Read less
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Jannaban
Wedding:
6/7/2008
4.6/5.0
Rabbi Ross was fantastic! We are an interfaith couple, and we were looking for an officiant who could help us design a ceremony that would address both sides, without offending either. Well Rabbi Ross's approach is to focus on what we have in common versus where we are different. Rabbi Ross is all about what the couple wants and making sure the ceremony reflects your personal desires.

The ceremony itself went great. He conducted a warm service, with humor and warmth. We actually got a ton of compliements on him, which I didn't expect. Perhaps on the expensive side, but I think totally worth it.

We met with Rabbi Ross at least 3 times the year before we got married, and he was willing to spend whatever time we needed to get the service right. He is a very warm person, and gives good advice to you if you need it!
Rabbi Ross was fantastic! We are an interfaith couple, and we were looking for an officiant who could help us design a Read more...
Rabbi Ross was fantastic! We are an interfaith couple, and we were looking for an officiant who could help us design a ceremony that would address both sides, without offending either. Well Rabbi Ross's approach is to focus on what we have in common versus where we are different. Rabbi Ross is all about what the couple wants and making sure the ceremony reflects your personal desires.

The ceremony itself went great. He conducted a warm service, with humor and warmth. We actually got a ton of compliements on him, which I didn't expect. Perhaps on the expensive side, but I think totally worth it.

We met with Rabbi Ross at least 3 times the year before we got married, and he was willing to spend whatever time we needed to get the service right. He is a very warm person, and gives good advice to you if you need it! Read less
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happybride
Wedding:
5/29/2006
4.2/5.0
Rabbi Ross specializes in interfaith marriages... I think he was almost suprised that we were both Jewish. He is very accepting of different faiths, cultures etc. His motto is "Never instead of, always in addition to." He has a sense of humor as well as compassion. A true New Yorker, Rabbi Ross spent a lot of time at ground zero with the workers and survivors of 911. Since he has studied and understands many different religions, he was able to pray and comfort people from many faiths. We really appreciated what he stood for, and he did a great job giving our wedding ceremony meaning. for us, he even kept to a pretty traditional jewish wedding!
Rabbi Ross specializes in interfaith marriages... I think he was almost suprised that we were both Jewish. He is very Read more...
Rabbi Ross specializes in interfaith marriages... I think he was almost suprised that we were both Jewish. He is very accepting of different faiths, cultures etc. His motto is "Never instead of, always in addition to." He has a sense of humor as well as compassion. A true New Yorker, Rabbi Ross spent a lot of time at ground zero with the workers and survivors of 911. Since he has studied and understands many different religions, he was able to pray and comfort people from many faiths. We really appreciated what he stood for, and he did a great job giving our wedding ceremony meaning. for us, he even kept to a pretty traditional jewish wedding! Read less
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jrobes01
Wedding:
10/7/2007
3.7/5.0
We used both Rabbi Ross and Rev Deb for our interfaith ceremony. They did a great job and people still talk about how unique and personalized our ceremony was. My mom gave them and me a lot of grief and they diffused her pretty well. They made sure that the wedding was first about me and my husband and second for our families. My only complaint was that that are VERY expensive! I felt pressured into booking them very early or they threatened to get booked up by someone else. This is the only vendor I didn't walk away from when they pulled that and it is because my husband really wanted them. Otherwise, I probably would have walked away when they started to pressure me to make a quick decision. Overall, I think they did a great job but probably wouldn't use them again because I am not sure they are worth so much money.
We used both Rabbi Ross and Rev Deb for our interfaith ceremony. They did a great job and people still talk about how Read more...
We used both Rabbi Ross and Rev Deb for our interfaith ceremony. They did a great job and people still talk about how unique and personalized our ceremony was. My mom gave them and me a lot of grief and they diffused her pretty well. They made sure that the wedding was first about me and my husband and second for our families. My only complaint was that that are VERY expensive! I felt pressured into booking them very early or they threatened to get booked up by someone else. This is the only vendor I didn't walk away from when they pulled that and it is because my husband really wanted them. Otherwise, I probably would have walked away when they started to pressure me to make a quick decision. Overall, I think they did a great job but probably wouldn't use them again because I am not sure they are worth so much money. Read less
Services Used: Officiant

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