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The Neshamah Institute
Rabbi Amy Rader, Executive Director


21845 Powerline Road, Suite 205
Boca Raton, FL 33433
(p) 561-212-3336



Dear Rabbi Amy,

It is with a very happy heart that I write to you ... I want to thank you for making our wedding such a beautiful occasion to remember.  Your sensitivity and grace permeated our ceremony, and the fact that you shared in our tears of joy means the world to us.


We feel very blessed to know you.


With love and appreciation,

Jill and David Martin

Wedding May 2012


Dear Amy,

Thank you again for preparing Julia for her Bat Mitzvah and for leading her service.  Everyone loved the service and felt that it was the best one they had even been to!:) You are amazing and very inspirational and we truly appreciate all you did for our family.

Susan Artzi



We cannot thank you enough for everything.  You instilled in Julia the confidence to learn and perform the whole service beautifully.

We truly appreciate the love and effort you shared throughout the 15 months of preparation.

We loved the service.  It was beyond our imagination.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Steve Artzi


Julia Artzi Bat Mitzvah

March 2012

Dear Amy,

Thank you for helping Joseph with his Hebrew studies.  The Bar Mitzvah was great, you were wonderful!  Joseph asked me today if he was going to see you again, he really enjoyed studying with you.  You are a very special person.  You have a peaceful, kind, inspiring way about you.  We look forward to Friday nights with you.


Andrea Berger


Joseph Vilandry Bar Mitzvah

March 2012

Dear Rabbi Rader,
We never got to kiss you goodbye with all the craziness after the ceremony.  Wow!  You are an amazing person and you made our ceremony so special.  Everyone was talking about our connection with you and the intimacy you brought to our ceremony.  We can't thank you enough for the love and beauty you brought to our day.  We know you will be in our life forever.  We will need to discuss our baby naming next!!!!!  :))))
You are a very very special individual and it was such an honor to have you do our ceremony. 
We love you.
Tara and Bobby Friedman

Wedding February 2012

Rabbi Rader is the best.  I didn't want to go to Hebrew school but I did for a few years. Then I switched to her.  I learned so much more and she's so fun.  I am already ready for my Bat Mitzvah.



Rabbi Rader helped us catch up in our Hebrew learning and now I can read my whole Torah portion.  


B'not Mitzvah November 2011

Nancy Bieber of Blessed Memory
Nancy Bieber of Blessed Memory

Dear Rabbi Rader,

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kind, caring and compassionate words at the time of my family's need.  Coming to hospice and my home meant so much to all of us.  We truly loved your Shabbat service - thank you so much for inviting us.  

Lorraine & Arnie Rosen and Family

June 2012

I really liked Rabbi Rader . She was so nice to me and helped me so much. I was very nervous but when she was standing next to me I felt better. She could ALWAYS tell if I didn't do my homework that she gave me. (= She is really nice! You should definitely use her for your bar or bat mitzvah!

Adam Fainer

It was the easiest and most convenient, way to have your child bar/bat mitzvahed. Rabbi Rader is a class act. My son just had his Bar-Mitzvah this past weekend, and my family has not stopped raving over the service. They say the reception was great but I have them all coming up to me about how warm and loving she was with my son and how great a job he did! That put tears in my eyes!! Yes, he studied a lot but he never could have done it without Rabbi Rader. These days everyone tries to outdo each other with the parties. Yes we had a great party but everyone talked about HIS SERVICE.  I HIGHLY recommend her for your most important 13 year old. You will not regret it. I surely don't!

Jodi Fainer 

Bar Mitzvah May 2011

"Rabbi Rader was an incredible guide and inspiration during Nicole's Bat Mitzvah preparation! Our entire family benefited from her very personable teaching style and manner.  She is so approachable and knows  how to personalize the experience for each student and their family. We feel so fortunate to have had her guiding the process!"
  The Granet Family


 Rabbi Rader was absolutely superb in preparing my daughters for their Bat Mitzvahs!  Both of my girls felt so confident and were even ready a couple of months early.  They also took great comfort in having Rabbi Rader next to them.  The entire process was a very positive, wonderful experience.

Randi Stein


Planning a destination wedding became much simpler after we met Rabbi Rader! Her warmth, compassion and interest in learning about our relationship was evident from the first time we spoke with her. She answered all of our questions and was very approachable throughout the wedding planning stages. When our wedding day arrived, she conducted our Ketubah and wedding ceremony with sincerity and a heartfelt genuiness felt by us, as well as our guests. We would recommend Rabbi Rader to anyone looking for a caring, loving Rabbi and a great wedding experience. Thanks Rabbi Rader for not just being our rabbi for one day, but for becoming an important part of our Jewish lives forever.
Melissa and Kevin Lesser 

"We knew our daughters would have a meaningful Bat Mitzvah with Rabbi Rader; the surprise was just how Jewishly enriching and meaningful it was for each member of our family!"
Sharon and Laurence Shear

"I was so calm on the day of my Bat Mitzvah, and could enjoy it so much, because of all of the time Rabbi Rader spent with me. This person is now my friend as well as my Rabbi!"
Jamie Shear