Rabbi Carter has created a special interactive baby naming ceremony for baby girls and for baby boys. Baby Naming Ceremonies may be held in your home or clubhouse, or in CyberSpace-SKYPE (tried and true)
Services conducted by Rabbi Carter personally,
are limited to the Palm Beach County and North Broward area.
Outside of Palm Beach and Broward Counties
a SKYPE naming (includes PDF file of Book) is available.
DYINS Do Your Own Naming Service.
You can purchase the camera ready PDF file - print it as you wish, or the hand decorated hard copy.
For the service, each baby/child receives a personalized Sefer Chayim or "Book of Life" of approximately 45-50 pages. Details about the Hebrew name, personal photos, Hebrew date of birth and significance, as well as the Torah reading that correlates with the birthdate.
The book is beautifully illustrated and used during the naming service and gifted to the baby/child.
Dear Rabbi Carter:
The book was fantastic and the fact that you were able to do the baby naming via skype was great. As always we feel that you're part of our family and hope that the future will bring us all healthy and happiness. Thanks for all your support.
Rabbi Carter's warmth and grace came through on every page of our Book of Life. She could not have been any more meticulous in putting the book together. She was sensitive to how we wanted to do the ceremony and went above and beyond our expectations. She made the ceremony come together in a very meaningful way, even while presiding via Skype. We could not be more grateful.
Rabbi this is truly a treasure that Jake will keep forever.
I can't believe the thought and work that you put into this.
We are eternally grateful. -Betty
I had the great fortune of having Rabbi Carter name my most precious first born granddaughter. She gave an incredibly moving, meaningful ceremony filled with love and joy. She also provided an amazing baby book, The Book of Life, filled with the lore and knowledge of our religion. There were photos of our 4 generations as well as a gorgeous cover with a picture of our precious baby girl.
We have all read this baby book again and again and know that it will be a treasured heirloom that will stand the test of time. All of us attending said we had never, ever experienced a Rabbi with such warmth, enthusiasm, interest and dedication. Rabbi Carter is everything a Rabbi should be. We loved everything about the naming and everything about her. Thank you again, Rabbi, for making our ceremony memorable beyond words.
-Ms. Janice Ash
Rabbi Carter performed an amazing baby naming service for our granddaughter Emma Reese. Her connection to the families and guests was amazing. The Sefer Chayim that Rabbi Carter prepared will always be treasured. It will be a constant reminder to Emma of the importance of family through her entire life. We are most appreciative that Rabbi Carter was able to share and make special this day for our entire family. Sheila & George
Rabbi Carter did a wonderful baby naming ceremony for my daughter and son. Everyone there loved how intimate she made it. My in-laws said that they have never been to one like it and thought it was one of the best ceremonies that they have ever gone to. My side of the family who is not Jewish said that they loved how Rabbi Carter explained why certain aspects of the ceremony were done. The wonderful momento from that day was the book she made for us with the kids names and the meaning behind them along with the pictures of the family members that they were named after. It is something I will treasure forever.
Dave & Nicole Tessler
Rabbi Carter is a remarkably warm and inspirational Rabbi, and she guides each ceremony with generosity of spirit, love and the greatest attention to your family history and relationships. While selecting the right person to officiate our marriage, the moment we spoke with Rabbi Carter on the phone, we knew we found the best person for us. She is radiant, leads without any judgment, respects all people, and has an abundant sense of humor. We are an interracial, interfaith couple. Rabbi Carter is incredibly worldly, and incorporated each family member and tradition to blend a powerful, memorable wedding day. The preceding counseling was a rich conversation that made us even more excited to tie the knot.
When our beloved Grandmother passed, Rabbi Carter lead our memorial service. She made it a peaceful day, and brought kindness and light into our home at such a painful time. She was a real comfort to us, and even to our extended family who only met her that morning. She brought us all together, including even those too grieved to stand and address the group.
Most recently, Rabbi Carter lead our daughter's baby naming. Through the years, she has encouraged relationship as we exchanged occasional emails. We live out-of-state, so we waited until we had time to bring our entire family together in Florida with Rabbi Carter to conduct Marielle's naming ceremony. Our daughter was 1 1/2 year old, and just loved Rabbi Carter from their first encounter. The Rabbi created a gorgeous Jewish naming ceremony album expressly for Marielle. The book features our immediate family members in photos, flanked by the readings and prayers we said at the ceremony. It is a book that our daughter can look at for all time to remember the start of her life. To this day, our toddler says, "Where is Rabbi Carter! Hi, Rabbi!" I have the video on my phone to prove it.
We are so grateful for meeting Rabbi Carter, and we feel stronger in our faith and our appreciation for family every time we speak with her. She is understanding, sincere and compassionate. We think of her often and with love. -The Spiller Family
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