Dear Rabbi Baesh, I am writing to you as the mother of the bride, Sara, who was married two weeks ago by you to Brad. When Sara’s dad and I walked her to you, we did not realize that we were in for an event of a lifetime: what an inspiring and magnificent ceremony! As you know, Sara was brought up and thrived in the Reconstructionist synagogue, Bet Am Shalom, in White Plains, New York. For her and our New York Jewish guests, you reinforced and strengthened Jewish ideals which, I am confident, will be carried over into the Jewish home that Sara will create for her, Brad, and any children they may have. At the same time, for Brad and the non-Jews from Maine, some of whom had never attended a Jewish ceremony, you made Judaism accessible, and several of these guests came up to me during the subsequent reception to express admiration for your conduct and wisdom. It is a true tribute to you and utterly hilarious that a Catholic couple in attendance at the wedding, who will be getting married to one another shortly, told me that they wished they could have you officiate at their wedding! Thank you and Shalom.