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Rabbi Mel Glazer

Colorado Springs , CO
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LOCATION

Temple Shalom, 1523 E. Monument Street
Colorado Springs, CO US 80909 (map)

PHONE

719-444-0430

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ABOUT US

Mazal Tov on your engagement and your upcoming wedding!

I will help make your wedding a joyous and holy celebration, one which you will be proud to talk about to your... Read more
Mazal Tov on your engagement and your upcoming wedding!

I will help make your wedding a joyous and holy celebration, one which you will be proud to talk about to your grandchildren!

Even though I have officiated at weddings for the past 38 years, I treat each couple as my very first, creating a meaningful spiritual ceremony that will start you off on your holy path together. You are unique, there is no one like you, and the ceremony will be a reflection of your specialness.

I officiate at Jewish weddings, God is a guest at all of them. Both of you do not have to be Jewish. I am also pleased to officiate at commitment ceremonies. And I love to travel!

You deserve a wonderful wedding, and I will make sure you have one! I will take very good care of you, please contact me and we can meet each other--in person or over the phone.

Blessings to you, I am looking forward to your celebration!

Shalom and God's blessing,

Rabbi Mel Glazer

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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Interfaith Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Jewish
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
Yes
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
I will officiate wherever you choose. Every place can be a holy place, because God is always a guest at your wedding.
What is your attire for the ceremony?
I wear a kippah and tallit (prayershawl). I encourage the groom to also wear a kippah.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
I will happily work with you to create the ceremony that is meaningful to you. 
 
 
 
 
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Personal vows are welcome!
 The more personal the service is, the more holy it is for you, your family and your guests.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
I have my favorite wedding readings, I choose those which I believe "fit" you and your beloved.
How long are your ceremonies?
25 minutes max. 
 And I do not talk to you for a long time, either! 
 My weddings are not long, but they are meaningful.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
I speak to couples over the phone if they are out-of-town. If they are in-town, I invite them to meet me for a welcome and a conversation. No religious dogma, just a sharing of your life-stories with me, so I can know you better. I will always ask, for example, how you two met each other. These are the stories I love!
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
I will do rehearsals, depending on the location.
Do you supply a sound system?
No I do not.

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Ale
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Rabbi Glazer is one of a kind. We had several phone conversations before the big day so that he could get to know us as a couple. He is very easy to talk to and extremely dependable and energetic.

On the day of our wedding, it was rainy and stressful (we had a completely outdoor wedding planned), and with his calming presence and optimistic attitude, I instantly felt at ease and joyful about what was about to take place. He went on to officiate the MOST remarkable, unique, and and beautiful wedding ceremony. I cannot even begin to tell you how many compliments and sweet words we received about him, his thoughtful blessings and words, and the overall lovely ceremony service. My grandfather who is 92 years old said it was truly the BEST wedding ceremony he'd ever witnessed. It was absolute perfection and was truly over and beyond what we'd wished for. We were pleasantly surprised at all the Rabbi's symbolic descriptions and stories - they were both beautiful and powerful. I loved the entire ceremony to pieces - as did everyone at our wedding! VERY VERY special indeed and I'm so very thankful and appreciative for Rabbi Glazer!
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Suzanne and Aaron
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
We are from out-of-state. Rabbi Gazer took us under his wing, and treated us as if we were members of his congregation. He always made time for any questions, and always responded promptly. He helped us ensure the Ketubah was perfect, and that the ceremony went off smoothly. Everyone at the rehearsal, and all the wedding guests were highly impressed and raved about his humor, professionalism, knowledge and personality. He is VERY funny!

We wanted to include as many Jewish traditions into our wedding as possible, and Rabbi Glazer helped identify numerous traditions and explained all of them (even the ones we thought we knew previously). Working with him made us feel at ease.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Rabbi Glazer obviously cares about all of the members of his congregation (as well as people outside of the congregation/Jewish community). He is down-to-earth, easy to talk to, realistic, and reliable. We had a wonderful and meaningful wedding!
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tish
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
A wonderful man who MADE our day very special, he included our close family in the actual ceremony and put everybody at ease. I cannot recommend this lovely man highly enough. The service was interfaith and very special to us both whist respecting both of our faiths. I intend to remain in touch with him as he will always have a place in our hearts.
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Rabbi Mel Glazer responded with the following comments:

Tish:
Such beautiful words, thank you SO MUCH!!!
Don't forget to call me for the bris...❤❤
Rabbi Mel Glazer
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Captain Scarlett
Wedding:
1/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Rabbi Glazer officiated at my daughter's wedding recently. This was Rabbi Glazer's first second generation wedding! He married my wife and I many years ago. We loved him so much we did not think twice about who we would choose to marry our daughter.

We had the pleasure of hosting him in our home for the whole weekend and our family thoroughly enjoyed the experience. He fit right in! He is a wise, witty and warm Rabbi. I would recommend him to any couple looking for a simcha to remember.

Dr. Mark
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Christina
Wedding:
7/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Rabbi Glazer officiated our wedding on Sunday, July 3rd of 2011. Everything from the ketubah signing to the ceremony was incredible, beautiful and spiritual. Rabbi made sure that non-Jewish guests understood and were comfortable by explaining traditions and being the warm, loving Rabbi that he is. During the ceremony, he chanted Hebrew in his beautiful voice as people watched in awe. He also personalized the ceremony to fit us perfectly. Many people commended us that it was the most amazing wedding ceremony they had ever witnessed. I highly recommend Rabbi Glazer for future weddings as he made our day more special than I could have ever imagined.
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Michael
Wedding:
12/26/2010
5.0/5.0
We approached Rabbi Glazer with our desire to have a same sex ceremony. We've known the Rabbi, and consider him a friend. The ceremony was a first for everyone involved. Many of our family and friends did not know what to expect. Regardles of the uncertainty, Rabbi Glazer officiated in a way that was all his own. In other words, he was wonderful. The words he spoke at our wedding still touch us, as we believe everyone that was there as well. One guest even said that the words the Rabbi spoke favorably changed her outlook on gay relationships, providing legitamacy to our union. (That guest was one of our grandmothers.) The Rabbi is at the top of our approval rating.

Joshua and Michael
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David J. Weiss
Wedding:
8/3/2008
5.0/5.0
We can’t say enough good things about Rabbi Glazer and his officiating at our wedding. He met with us before the wedding to talk about why we wanted to get married, our family backgrounds, and what type of Jewish wedding we wanted. He was happy to work with us to officiate the type of wedding that linked us back to generations of our families. The ceremony ran smoothly and beautifully under his direction, and he imparted wisdom to us that our guests will probably never forget about what people need to be happy, and how our coming together reaffirms his belief in G-D. Since then he has officiated at our daughter’s naming, and been part of our important family events. Rabbi Glazer will work with you to officiate the type of Jewish wedding that you want, and will help make the day one that you and your guests will always remember.
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Carolyn
Wedding:
3/30/2008
5.0/5.0
Rabbi Glazer was wonderful! We rededicated our vows after 30 years of marriage and he made the occasion special for all involved. He was responsive to questions and our nerves--before, during and after the wedding; was very professional in his responses to us and to the non-Jewish guests at the wedding. With nearly 100 guests in attendance, Rabbi spoke with everyone there and explained some of our traditions, when asked, to those who were not Jewish. He was flexible about the timing, both the date and the actual time of day. His input was invaluable.

Rabbi Glazer made our special memories more so!
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Yuladys & David
Wedding:
5/31/2003
5.0/5.0
The Rabbi was warm, caring, inspirational, and responsive to our needs leading up to as well as for the service itself. He conducted the wedding ceremony in a very traditional yet contemporary manner. The wedding attendees to this day still make comments that it was one of the nicest weddings - and especially ceremonies they had ever attended.
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yuladys
Wedding:
5/31/2003
5.0/5.0
Rabbi Glazer officiated our wedding in Miami, Fl in 2003. The ceremony was lovely, our guest enjoyed the service. We are very happy to recommend Rabbi Glazer. Good luck!
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Taine
Wedding:
7/28/2012
4.5/5.0
We enjoyed having Rabbi Glazer. He did an excellent job including everyone in the services. We certainly recommend him.
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Rabbi Mel Glazer responded with the following comments:

Dear Taine and George:
If there are areas of your wedding that you think I can improve upon, I would be honored to know. I need feedback so I can constantly try to improve my wedding experiences. Don't be shy...
Happy New Year to you both!
Rabbi Mel Glazer
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Sandy & Sherry Katz
Wedding:
8/12/2012
4.4/5.0
Rabbi Glazer performed a beautiful and meaningful ceremony for us. Many of our friends who had never attended a Jewish ceremony before commented what a beautiful and enlightening ceremony it was. We highly recommend Rabbi Glazer.
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Rabbi Mel Glazer responded with the following comments:

Dear Sandy and Sherry:

If there are areas of your wedding that you think I can improve upon, I would be honored to know. I need feedback so I can constantly try to improve my wedding experiences. Don't be shy...
Happy New Year to you both!
Rabbi Mel Glazer

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