"Rabbi Denise gave us exactly the wedding we wanted. As an intermarried couple, we relied strongly on her to help us incorporate elements from each of our family traditions. She got to know us and was able to recommend the right approach based on her extensive experience with weddings of all shapes and sizes. We impressed with her deep knowledge of Jewish tradition, her skillful writing and her professional yet personal touch. She was instrumental in helping us face the future while keeping in touch with our roots. We couldn't have done it without her. We would highly recommend Rabbi Denise for any wedding ceremony."
Tyler and Andria
"My Husband Warren & I had the pleasure of meeting Denise in 2011 while planning our wedding. Within the first 5 minutes of being welcomed into her home we immediately felt the warmth radiating off of Denise & being a shy couple were automatically made comfortable. Denise brought out elements within our relationship during that initial meeting that were personal and funny, happy and exciting and wrote a beautiful ceremony that was very unique, personal & touching. She seamlessly incorporated our personalities, families & traditions as we were blending Jewish & Greek faiths and created such a memorable experience. Bringing light and laughter to us as we needed during our ceremony, her strength & words were felt through the reading as we wept & laughed! She truly made our day magical. Warren and I were both so thankful to have met Denise and that she could make our day so special!"
"Rabbi Handlarski handled my mother's funeral in February, 2015. She was a warm, friendly and reassuring presence at a time that was very difficult for my family and I. She was able to give me very helpful guidance on the kinds of things I should include in my own speech, as well as using our conversation as the basis for her own words about my mother. Rabbi Handlarski provided us with several options for how to structure the funeral service, and she also had a selection of readings and quotes available, allowing us to choose the words most appropriate for my mother. The service was a wonderful mixture of personal details, Jewish culture and secular values - it captured my mother's approach to her cultural identity perfectly."
"We were very happy with the baby naming Denise delivered for our son and daughter. Denise was patient and flexible during the planning process. She listened carefully to our vision of the event and provided unique ideas on how to make it special. She provided us with a draft of the ceremony to ensure that we were comfortable with everything in it - and was very receptive to any change requests. The ceremony itself was delivered beautifully. Denise has a very natural way of speaking that made it feel very personal and warm. We would recommend Denise as an officiant for any significant life event- thank you for making ours so special!"