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Reviews for The Mitzvah Rabbi – Rabbi Jason Miller





When it comes to your son’s bar mitzvah ceremony or your daughter’s bat mitzvah ceremony, you want everything to be perfect. That really begins with hiring the right rabbi to set the tone of the mitzvah service. Rabbi Jason Miller has over 20 years of experience creating meaningful and memorable mitzvah ceremonies for Jewish teens. Here are some of the reviews left on the Web about Rabbi Jason Miller, The Mitzvah Rabbi:


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5 star rabbi for bar mitzvahs

“GAME CHANGER! After 3 failed Rabbi recommendations and attempts to get my son Bar Mitzvah’d, I found Rabbi Jason! My son immediately connected with him. The zoom preparation was easy and consistent. Rabbi worked with my son, encouraged him and provided him with everything needed to have a solid Bar Mitzvah experience. I planned a zoom ceremony, but fate stepped in and the Rabbi was here in Los Angeles for another family’s Bar Mitzvah so we were beyond blessed to end up with the Rabbi and his Torah here at our home. We had the BEST Zoom ceremony with about 100 guests streaming live. Everyone told me how it was the very experience and how much they liked the Rabbi. The ceremony was memorable and fun. My son was so prepared and did a great job. Don’t look further. Rabbi Jason is all you need!!”
– Carrie Morrow- Los Angeles


Our daughter studied with Rabbi Jason to prepare for her Bat Mitzvah. Rabbi Jason, is thoughtful, kind, really connects well with kids and made the process easy for the parents too. We felt very supported and encouraged during the entire process. Rabbi Jason helped her connect with the Torah, find meaning in this important transition, and wrap it all up with a perfect ceremony.  All the guests were so impressed with the ceremony, our daughter’s preparedness and Rabbi’s leadership! Thank you, Rabbi Jason, for making this special day even more memorable!!
– Sabina & Roman Polnar, San Mateo, California


“Rabbi Jason: I can’t even tell you how many phone calls and texts I have received telling me it was the most wonderful and moving service they had attended in a long time! You made Nico’s Bar Mitzvah beautiful and meaningful. As you know, having a religious “passage” outside of a synagogue was a new experience for us, and you took genuine interest to get to know Nico and our family in such a personal and unique level. I loved hearing that you are so passionate about leading teenagers and it is this passion that I am sure will leave Nico with a lifelong positive feeling about his religion and heritage. Yesterday was the first Monday without your mentoring sessions for Nico and he asked me “no more Rabbi Jason then?”. He had such great enthusiasm to connect with you! You have a gift with kids and adults and our family will be eternally grateful. I am so glad we found you! Thank you thank you!”
– Monica Gerner – Chicago, Illinois


“My husband and I were looking for a rabbi to tutor our son for his bar mitzvah. We were so lucky to find Rabbi Jason! He worked so well with our son. Everyone at the service loved him. He has a great outgoing personality and made working with my son a memorable one — the bar mitzvah service ran so smoothly, it was perfection! I loved the personalized programs he had made up of the full service, it was an awesome keepsake for everyone. I would highly recommend Rabbi Jason, he’s the way to go!”
– Felice Band – New Jersey


“Rabbi Miller created a unique and very special service for my daughter’s Bat Mitzvah. From the zoom meetings to the ceremony, the Rabbi made the entire process easy and enjoyable. Afterward, my daughter told me that her Bat Mitzvah was the best day of her life – it doesn’t get better than that!”
– K. Levine – Albany, New York / Cleveland, Ohio


“Rabbi Miller has officiated 2 Mitzvahs for us. He is super easy to work with and creates a beautiful, personalized service. He’s fantastic with kids with learning disabilities, anxiety, etc. We had some last-minute vendor issues and the Rabbi went above and beyond to help us solve our problem. Would definitely work with him again!”
– Kimberly Salama – Commerce, Michigan


Fantastic Rabbi and person. My daughter learned so much. She did an excellent job and Rabbi Jason was so kind. His words were inspiring and the guests were blown away from his service. I highly recommend him for any Bar or Bat Mitzvah.
– Todd Simon – Tampa, Florida


“Rabbi Jason is amazing!!! We love him! Rabbi Jason built a wonderful relationship with our son, Aidan while he was helping him prepare for his Bar Mitzvah. The Bar Mitzvah at the Grand Canyon was beyond wonderful! We all had a fabulous time and Aidan did great and was very well prepared! I highly recommend Rabbi Jason and am looking forward to using him again for our younger son’s Bar Mitzvah next year!”
– Lauren H. – Westchester, New York


“Rabbi Jason was absolutely amazing and cannot recommend him enough. We struggled for months to figure out how to do a non-traditional b’nai mitzvah with our twins. From day 1, Rabbi Jason was accommodating, flexible, encouraging and engaging. The girls really enjoyed meeting and learning from him. The whole process was enjoyable and pretty much stress-free for all of us. He was open to our thoughts, ideas and suggestions, and ended up co-creating a ceremony that made us all feel like it represented our values and wants. So many people commented on how unique and perfect the ceremony was. He was amazing!”
– Ignacio Jayo – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


“Rabbi Jason did an excellent job tutoring my son and then conducting his Bar Mitzvah. 2020-2021 has been a challenging year and having a Bar Mitzvah during this time hasn’t been easy. Rabbi Jason developed an excellent working relationship with my son and the service was very nice. It was a worthwhile and rewarding experience that I would recommend to anyone.”
– Alex Sennabaum – Flint, Michigan


Bar Mitzvah Rabbi“Rabbi Jason is the absolute best. He customizes each Mitzvah to make the Bar/Bat Mitzvah child feel so special. He allows the child to be confident, comfortable and enjoy the whole experience. Our son said his Bar Mitzvah was the best day of his life. A big part of that was due to his relationship with Rabbi Jason.”
– Leslee Schneider – Penn Valley, Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)


“As a parent, we are entrusted with the challenge of building a good foundation for our child, including a strong religious belief. In these challenging times, we reviewed several paths to provide a meaningful Bar-Mitzvah ceremony for our son. From our first meeting, Rabbi Jason not only connected with our son, but he connected with us in a very meaningful way. He laid out a very concise plan with flexibility and a meaningful Bar-Mitzvah ceremony. We have never doubted our decision and hope that he is able to bring this joy to many more families.”
– Marc Abusch – Bronx, New York


“Thank you so very much for pulling it all together for my son’s bar mitzvah in Atlanta. You brought humor, warmth, laughter, and a genuineness to the service and made Zach feel comfortable and confident!”
– Belinda Marcus – Atlanta, Georgia


“We love working with Rabbi Jason. Rabbi Jason Miller has done an excellent job preparing many of my family and friends’ Bar/Bat Mitzvah teens for their upcoming ceremonies. We have personally had the pleasure to work with Rabbi Jason. He is professional yet personable. He is flexible and helps to design a service that fits the needs of the teen and their families. Both his clergy capacity and his technology skills were extremely helpful when we found ourselves scrambling to rearrange our son’s Mitzvah plans during the pandemic. I can’t say enough about the wonderful experience our son had at his Bar Mitzvah due to Rabbi Jason’s willingness to pivot and still honor the traditions important to our family. Rabbi worked with Harrison to make him comfortable, feel confident and make the service personalized and extremely special. We highly recommend Rabbi Jason Miller to many and will continue to do so again and again.”
– Danielle Ruskin – Novi, Michigan


“Rabbi Jason was the perfect choice for our son, Chace’s, Bar Mitzvah. He was easy to work with, took care of any stress or questions we had and was extremely organized, having everything laid out and listed for easy access and planning. He led the ceremony beautifully, keeping it fun and light-hearted, which made for the most beautiful, smiling happy pictures of Chace and the entire family! Highly recommended for your event! Thank you Rabbi Jason!”
– Kim Rosenfeld – Old Tappan, New Jersey

“Rabbi Jason created an amazing evening for the bat mitzvah of our twin daughters. I can’t tell you how many people came to us to tell us how great Rabbi Jason is and asking us how we found him. He was kind, patient, reassuring and encouraging every step of the way. And Rabbi Jason entertained our changes and ideas all the way to the end. It is safe to say that our girls would not have gotten there without his guidance.”
– Melissa Hecht – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


“Thank you so much for working with our family over the past few months for our sons’ virtual b’nai mitzvah on Zoom. The boys enjoyed the process and felt confident. You made it stress-free and enjoyable for us and our guests. The service was outstanding! We couldn’t have done it without you. We cannot recommend you highly enough.”
– Lillian and Jeffrey Weinstock – Boca Raton, Florida


“Rabbi Jason Miller is the best in my humble opinion. My son had a crazy hockey schedule. Temple just wasn’t an option for us. My son worked for 13 months with Rabbi Jason mostly via FaceTime. He started out dreading it. He quickly changed and looked forward to his sessions with Rabbi Jason. My son enjoyed every session with Rabbi Jason. He did such an amazing job at his service and I was so proud and it was all because of Rabbi Miller. He is such a warm, funny and genuine man. He is now our Rabbi for life. We all adore him and are a little sad it’s now all over. Thank you so much!! I just can’t express enough how amazing you are!”
– Kim and Craig Simon – Birmingham, Michigan


“Rabbi Jason Miller has been so wonderful to our family! We are unaffiliated with a synagogue, but he is our family’s rabbi. He created the most beautiful bar mitzvah ceremony for our son. It was very meaningful and he made it very special. We are so grateful for Rabbi Jason, who will soon be officiating our daughter’s bat mitzvah too!”
– Marcie Weitzman – Bloomfield Hills, Michigan


Rabbi for a Bat Mitzvah in Boca Raton, Florida“Rabbi Jason Miller is a fantastic colleague of mine. I met Jason a few years ago through our seminary when the dean of our school introduced us. It is rare to find a rabbi that is so open-minded, flexible, caring, and passionate about making Bnei Mitzvah experiences as meaningful as possible for children and families. Rabbi Jason is what I would call a “cool rabbi” someone that kids really love working with and he makes Judaism and Jewish learning “cool,” accessible, and fun for his students. We have worked together many times and I could not recommend him more highly. He is a fantastic rabbi, teacher, and colleague. If you want a special and unique experience that you will remember Rabbi Jason is the way to go.”
– Rabbi Danielle Danielle Gobuty Eskow – Online Jewish Learning


“Rabbi Jason made our Mitzvah a wonderful experience from start to finish and helped tutor my son through challenges that helped him have an exceptional experience that our whole family was proud of. Rabbi Jason also created a program for attendees, took many pictures, and made the whole experience memorable. He came all the way to Atlanta to be there during our zoom bar mitzvah and led it perfectly from start to finish. We highly recommended Mitzvah Rabbi for your life cycle event!”
– Lee Goldenberg – Fayetteville, Georgia


“Rabbi Jason Miller did such a wonderful job preparing our son for his bar mitzvah. He truly lived up to his philosophy that no adolescent should stress about their bar/bat mitzvah! He figured out early on how our son learned best, and what motivated him. At times, when our son or I had any concerns about his progress, Rabbi Jason remained positive and reassuring. I think it was this consistent positivity and reassurance that helped our son (a kid who’s been known to get anxious, a lot!) read his prayers, Torah portion and D’var Torah, on his big day, with poise and confidence that just blew us all away!! Rabbi Jason also led the service with just the right combination of reverence and humor. Rabbi Jason is so down to earth, and showed his true “menschiness” by going above and beyond his role as tutor and mentor to help make our son’s entire bar mitzvah celebration very meaningful!! We could not be happier with the way everything turned out on bar mitzvah day! We highly recommend Rabbi Jason Miller to anyone looking to do a more individualized bar/bat mitzvah service.
– Alison Weinhaus – West Bloomfield, Michigan


“Rabbi Jason Miller was wonderful. He led a beautiful and meaningful Bat Mitzvah Service. All of our guests were impressed by him. We are using him again for our next one.”
– Adrian Fischer (Grandmother) – Dallas, Texas and Tampa, Florida


“Rabbi Jason Miller was great! He worked closely with our son to get him ready for his mitzvah and was very accommodating and easy to work with. The service was lovely and we really appreciated the flexibility of being able to have our service at a location of our choosing. Highly recommend!”
– Jennifer Liss – Bloomfield Hills, Michigan


“Rabbi Jason did an outstanding job! Before the bat mitzvah, he helped prepare our daughter via Facetime and worked diligently with us to create a personalized bat mitzvah siddur (prayer book) for our guests. He did an absolutely terrific job officiating the ceremony. He made my family and all of the guests feel very welcome with his warm personality. We really enjoyed having him. In addition, he brought along Steve Jarosz, an amazing acoustic guitarist, who filled the room with beautiful music. Together, they created just the right spiritual atmosphere we desired for such a wonderful occasion.”
– Michael and Janis Leinwand – Kalamazoo, Michigan


“What a wonderful experience our entire family had with Rabbi Jason. Our son Evan was always excited to study with Rabbi, he made Hebrew and studying the Torah fun.  Rabbi Jason led a beautiful, meaningful and personal Bar Mitzvah service. We are so grateful we met Rabbi Jason at such an important time in our family’s life.”
– Maria and Steve Gluck – Bloomfield Hills, Michigan


“Rabbi Miller, you were a huge part of making this weekend so special.  From the kind and supportive advice you gave Jonah in the weeks leading up to his bar mitzvah to the comfortable yet sacred tone you set during the service, we are so grateful that you were part of this event.  Thank you for everything!”
– Dara and Abraham Musher-Eizenman – Toledo, Ohio


“Oh my God! We weren’t even sure our son would have a bar mitzvah ceremony and then we were referred to Rabbi Jason. He created the absolute perfect bar mitzvah service. He figured out what would be the most meaningful ceremony for our family and created it. We bonded with Rabbi Jason very quickly and he has become OUR rabbi. We’re so grateful for him and will be recommending him to everyone we know. He made every moment leading up to Ty’s special day so meaningful and we cannot thank him enough. It was meant to be that he was the rabbi who helped us reach the special moment of our son’s bar mitzvah.”
– Cory and Bryan Esterline – Commerce, Michigan


Rabbi for a B'nai Mitzvah Service Near Me“Thank you, Rabbi Jason, for helping me fulfill my dream of having a bar mitzvah. You helped me go far beyond what I thought I was capable of!”
– Jack Behrmann – Howell, Michigan


“We hired Rabbi Jason over a year before our Son’s Bar Mitzvah. Our Son is obviously 13, but has difficulty reading & is speech delayed but super eager to learn new things. Rabbi Jason has an amazing reputation for working with all students no matter their disability and was a perfect fit for our Son. For 30 minutes every two weeks for just over a year, Rabbi Jason and our Son logged in to Zoom for their sessions. Rabbi Jason took the time to truly get to know our Son and Family, but at the same time training him for his Mitzvah at his comfort level, but also pushing for more and more each time. Nearly a year later our Son was able to recite prayers in front of a small intimate gathering of his family and friends at our home where he was comfortable the most. We as parents were super nervous knowing that Rabbi Jason and our Son never meet in person until about 1 hour prior to the Ceremony (Only on zoom prior)…but they hit it off and our Son was super comfortable. Rabbi Jason did a phenomenal job with the service, making not only our family laugh and smile but also cry in joyful tears. If you are looking for that personalized Mitzvah service Rabbi Jason is the one to call…I know we’ll be contacting Rabbi Jason again for our Daughter’s Mitzvah in a few years!”
– AB & SB – Commerce Township, Michigan


“Thank you to Rabbi Jason Miller for making Aiden’s Bar Mitzvah everything we ever hoped it would be! It was personal, intimate and perfectly tailored to our family’s needs. Rabbi Jason connected so well with Aiden and really made sure that everyone was comfortable with the process. We could not be happier!”
– Tom and Julie Song – Novi, Michigan


“Rabbi Miller was just the right person for our son’s Bar Mitzvah. He is a kind, thoughtful, and inquisitive person, and spent a lot of time with us understanding our son’s style, motivation and personality. He worked with us to ensure that we had just the type of Bar Mitzvah ceremony that we wanted. During the Bar Mitzvah, he helped Noah to feel comfortable and also engaged all the participants, both family and friends. His warmth and clear joy during our special celebration made us all feel wonderful. I give Rabbi Miller my highest recommendation.”
– Pam Cohen – Chicago, Illinois


“Rabbi Jason made the entire process super comfortable and stress-free for our child. The ceremony was even better than anything we could have imagined. I can’t thank him enough for his genuine warmth and sincerity.”
– Lindsay Blau Hords and Brian Hords – Birmingham, Michigan


“Les and I and Harry (of course) want to thank Rabbi Jason Miller very much for his extraordinary patience, flexibility and help in our son’s Bar Mitzvah preparations. It was clearly a wonderful day for all of us involved and his contributions were wonderful. It was such a special feeling to have him so warmly welcomed by the Jewish community. Again, we are very grateful to Rabbi Jason.”
– Abigail and Les Wexner – New Albany, Ohio


“Anna’s bat mitzvah was perfect thanks to Rabbi Jason. Everybody had a great time and we got so many compliments about the service. People who had been to many other bat mitzvah services said they thought that Anna’s bat mitzvah service was really special and meaningful. Thank you so much Rabbi Jason for making such a great service for us. It couldn’t have been any better!”
– Molly and Brad Schneider – Birmingham, Michigan


“Rabbi Miller created a wonderful virtual bat mitzvah celebration for our daughter. She loved her lessons with him prior to the bat mitzvah. He made her ceremony personal and meaningful.”
-Cheryl McIntyre – Aberdeen, Scotland


“Rabbi Jason officiated all 3 of our kids’ Bar/Bat Mitzvahs. We wanted a unique ceremony that was tailored towards each of our kids as individuals. Not only did Rabbi Jason make it possible for us to do the ceremonies, he also made each one unique and meaningful. He guided our kids to think outside the box and to write wonderful speeches about what was important to them and how it connected them to Judaism and their beliefs. He made them feel comfortable reading their Torah portions as well. Rabbi Jason is very personable and truly cares about helping kids be Bar Mitzvah’d. Our kids easily related to him and I think that’s part of why their ceremonies were so special. He has become more than a Rabbi to us, he is our friend.”
– Amy and Roger Young – Clarkston, Michigan


“Rabbi Miller speaks a language that my son understands. And in teaching him others – Hebrew, Judaism, and the larger life lessons – my son could connect in a way that offered them a special bond. I was so impressed with how Rabbi Miller found his place in our complex family and Bar Mitzvah arrangements, one that brought friends and family in from multiple continents and countries. Rabbi Miller led a special tree-planting ceremony to close out our weekend. This creative ceremony left our guests (and us) with a feeling of connection, rejuvenation, and hope that hasn’t left us since. I highly recommend him as I believe he can see the things that matter most and find a way to bring them out in the students, the families and the ceremonies. Thank you!”
– Tracie Gorelick – New York / London


“Three of my children had the most creative bar and bat mitzvahs because of Rabbi Jason Miller. The services were better than we expected and we still have friends tell us that these were the most meaningful bar and bat mitzvah ceremonies they ever attended. He’s easy to work with and my kids enjoyed the entire experience. He came to our home to meet with our kids and prepare them for the service. As they’ve moved on to high school they still keep in contact with Rabbi Jason. We’re grateful.”
– Andrea Brown – Birmingham, Michigan


“We thought Amanda’s Bat Mitzvah was absolutely awesome (as did she). It was the perfect setting to have a true camp atmosphere. Without Rabbi Jason’s personality and demeanor, we believe that it wouldn’t have been the same. Thank you so much. We would HIGHLY recommend Rabbi Jason!”
– Steve Schlussel and Michelle Baskin – West Bloomfield, Michigan


Rabbi Jason served as the Rabbi for my daughter’s Bat Mitzvah in Detroit (in 2018). My daughter, Lucie, and I – as well as family and friends – were very pleased with every aspect of his work. He was well-organized and had just the right touch of seriousness, learning, lightness and humor. He was also very good at helping us plan and prepare for the ceremony and all that surrounds it. We couldn’t have made a better choice.
– David Weberman and Miriam Weberman – Farmington Hills, Michigan


“Rabbi Jason Miller went above and beyond to orchestrate my daughter’s Bat-Mitzvah.  He created a beautiful service and worked with our family to create a memorable ceremony. My daughter’s Bat-Mitzvah was everything we hoped it would be and more.  We are very proud of her and Rabbi Jason Miller made it all possible.”
– Ellen Rosenthal – West Bloomfield, Michigan


“Dear Rabbi Jason: I don’t even know how to begin to thank you for everything. My bar mitzvah was everything I wanted and more. You made it so meaningful from start to finish. While preparing for my Bar Mitzvah I always looked forward to meeting and talking with you. Because of you, my dream Bar Mitzvah in Charlevoix became a reality. Thank you for believing in me and supporting me.”
-Ty Esterline, Commerce, Michigan


“I have seen Rabbi Jason Miller officiate at several bar mitzvahs and bat mitzvahs and I have referred him many many times over the years. I have only heard rave reviews! He is a GEM of a human and is the perfect addition to your family’s mitzvah celebration. He’s an incredible communicator and speaker. I love that the bar and bat mitzvahs are fun to watch, warm and truly personal. Each ceremony reflects the child and their family so perfectly. Look no further if you need a Rabbi to create a memorable service for your upcoming Mitzvah.”
– Becca Schlussel – Star Trax Events and Entertainment – Royal Oak, Michigan


“As a bar mitzvah photographer, I’ve seen a lot of Rabbis, but this one’s a keeper. Rabbi Jason makes sure each event is unique and memorable. I’m looking forward to working with him again soon.”
– Paul Stoloff – Paul Stoloff Photography – Farmington Hills, Michigan


For more information please contact Rabbi Jason Miller, The Mitzvah Rabbi.