Monthly Archives: July 2013


I recently mentioned the growth of Destination Bar and Bat Mitzvah celebrations, especially those not in Israel.  The trend is real and it is growing, but why?  The reasons are not complex issues and truly make sense.  Probably first on … Continue reading

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Destination Bar and Bat Mitzvahs ? In Mexico ? Absolutely !!

The future is now.  Read what those in the know are saying ! There is a rapidly growing trend of families choosing “destination” bar and bat mitzvah services and celebrations, outside their synagogues, should they belong to one and their … Continue reading

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Jack Perlman at El Taj

Developer Jack Perlman stands near the sign for El Taj, the flagship property of CondoHotelsPlayDelCarmen. These are the most beautiful, well appointed apartments I have ever seen, and they are run like a five star hotel, with all the amenities. … Continue reading

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How Did I get Here ?

     Although my intent is to “journal” my current life as a modern, progressive Rabbi, officiating Jewish and Interfaith weddings in Mexico, I thought perhaps a little background on how I got here might be in order, as well as … Continue reading

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Chuppah After 32 Years

Rabbi Steve with Ina, Gregory and their family under their Chuppah at Dreams, Puerto Morelos, July 4, 2013

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Helen first contacted me requesting a renewal of vows for her parents who were married 32 years ago.  I soon learned that her folks were from Latvia and Ukraine, met when they were young and not afforded the religious freedom … Continue reading

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Meanderings of a Rabbi in Mexico

Over the last few years, I found myself traveling to Mexico for Destination Jewish and Interfaith weddings more and more often. It seemed like every time I turned around my wife Annette was dropping me at FLL (Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport) … Continue reading

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