Rabbi Roger Ross
I meet many people, in my role as Rabbi, Interfaith teacher and representative of the United Religions Initiative at the United Nations, New York. Couples often ask me, “What brought you to marry people?” I’ve always been interested in who we are, how we come to meet the person who is to become our “beshert”, and what is the story behind this fated meeting. I am so happy to be able to be a part of their special day. I have been a wedding Officiant for the last 32 years.
I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Philosophy from New York University. I graduated from and received Smicha (Rabbinical Ordination) from The Rabbinical Seminary International.
I am the Executive Director of The Rabbinical Seminary International as well as The Rabbinical Fellowship of America, Int’l. I am a Board Member of The International Federation of Rabbis and an active member of AWAIC, A World Alliance of Interfaith Clergy. I am the Rabbi of The New Synagogue, a free, post-denominational synagogue partnered with The Actors Temple in NYC.
I have a private practice in Marital Counseling as well as Spiritual Counseling for couples and singles in Elmsford, New York.
Reverend Deborah Steen Ross
I have had the pleasure of being a Wedding Officiant for over 20 years and during this time have met the most interesting and beautiful people. I love to create weddings that are beautiful, powerful and sacred, of any religion or combinations of religions and love to work with couples, straight or gay, young or older. As an Interfaith Minister I perform Weddings and other Life Cycle Ceremonies in many religions and Faith Paths. I have great affinity for the Earth and Earth Rituals.
I graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Acting and Directing and had a career in the theater and as a holistic healer. I was ordained as an Interfaith Minister in 1998 and received my Ministers Certification in Spiritual Counseling in 1999. I founded New Vision Interspiritual Seminary in 2011, where I am also the Director. We are celebrating our fifth graduation class this June.
I am an active member of AWAIC, A World Alliance of Interfaith Clergy, where I serve on the Leadership Council.
I have been an Energy Healer and Teacher for 34 years, holding 4 Masterships in Reiki as well as other healing techniques. My other certifications include different forms of healing and counseling. I teach classes in Energy Healing and have a private practice in Couples Counseling and Spiritual Counseling in Elmsford, NY.