Interfaith Cantor, Marc Bachrach, joins Dr. Bunny to discuss interfaith weddings. Do you know what an interfaith wedding is? Marc shares how he is able to successfully create a wedding ceremony & celebration for couples, and their families, who are from different faiths.
A marriage ceremony is two things – it is ritual and ceremony to create a profound celebration of the fact that a couple has found each other. This celebration is also an invitation for the guests to bear witness and to strengthen their own bonds and support the couple.
Marc explains how he meets with couples before the wedding to find out what they want (and don’t want) in their ceremony, to form a bond with them, and let them know that he will there for them through the good parts of their marriage, and the challenges, as well.
Tune in as Marc shares some great stories & sings a very special song for us, too! A great interview!
About Interfaith Cantor, Marc Bachrach:
Couples hire Cantor Marc to brighten their wedding ceremonies with his unique blend of warmth, spiritual “gravitas”, and light-hearted humor.
Rich, bass-baritone singing and chanting, accompanied by guitar and mandolin, are unique additions many couples choose Cantor Marc to provide, especially during the processional.
“Every couple, every family and group of friends is unique.”
Cantor Marc loves connecting with them and crafting a joyous celebration of marriage — an intimate sacred space filled with love, gratitude, and heartfelt emotions.
Cantor Marc makes sure everyone understands all the ritual elements and language that he’s helped the couple pick for their nuptials. Each person there is made to feel welcome and included — in some ceremonies, they join Cantor Marc by singing simple phrases. Some wedding parties even join him during the closing benediction, raising their hands together in the ancient Rabbinical Blessing, now universally known as The Vulcan Salute- “Live Long and Prosper!”
For 40 years, Cantor Marc has officiated in Southern California synagogues and at private ceremonies from Kauai to New York. He has served as the spiritual leader of Makom Ohr Shalom, an Encino synagogue.
Cantor Marc has co-officiated interfaith ceremonies with priests, ministers, Buddhist monks, and kahuna shamans!
His 8 years as the host and producer of his own Los Angeles afternoon radio talk shows, and his ongoing voice-over work in recording studios are the reason he smiles appreciatively when wedding guests thank him after the ceremony, exclaiming “You Should Be on the RADIO with that Voice!”
Cantor Marc’s secular performing careers as a Comedy Hypnotist and a Musical Entertainer in venues all over the world, along with his private practice in hypnotherapy, have more than prepared him to deal calmly and creatively with any “surprise” at a wedding … from the smallest glitch or gust of wind, to (G-d Forbid!) life-threatening emergencies.
The most common praise Cantor Marc’s couples offer:
“You really understood us, and what we did, and didn’t want.
You ‘got us”, and made our wedding even more special than we thought was possible.
Contact Marc Bachrach at (805) 492-7189 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org