Keshira haLev
Bespoke. Be special.

Coming Together

ceremony life cycle ritual keshira halev officiant kohenet

"Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.”
– Antoine de Saint-Exupery

When two people come together in love, magic happens, and it is my great pleasure to work with couples who want to formalise their love through ceremony. As a ritual creatrix, I weave their stories in a way that reflects the path that each them has walked to reach their meeting, and celebrates the love and joy in their union.

My layered approach is fuelled by curiosity and supported by my cross-cultural knowledge and experience, allowing me to incorporate cultural, spiritual and/or religious customs which are meaningful to the couple.  Whether standing under a chuppah (Jewish wedding canopy) or creating a blessing circle for the rings, I strive to curate each element of the ceremony so that loved ones and guests understand what’s happening, and can be inspired by what they’re witnessing.

 

Marriages

I am a registered civil celebrant in Australia and can officiate in many of the United States (including Pennsylvania). As an avid traveller, I would also welcome the opportunity to facilitate ritual in other countries.  In those cases, I would be happy to explore what’s possible and am confident that I can usually serve as a co-celebrant with a legal authority in that country.  

Explicit statement: I welcome the opportunity to celebrate love in all its forms and will gladly do so in America. I also look forward to the day when marriage equality is enjoyed by all Australians.

I specialise in officiating multi-faith and multi-cultural ceremonies, as well as ceremonies which are “spiritual but not religious”. I’m always excited to explore and learn about cultures, faiths and practices which are not my own, and I am equally thrilled to officiate custom Jewish-style ceremonies which honours tradition while also creating a space of welcome and warmth.

 

Vow Renewals

Renewing vows is a great way to mark a milestone anniversary and can also be a powerful way to honour other life transitions for a couple, including coming back together after a period of separation, becoming empty-nesters ore retirees or returning to monogamy an a time of open marriage. It would be my pleasure to help you celebrate your love in a way that balances where your hearts are today with a recognition of the path you’ve travelled to get here.

Enhancements

In addition to the core ceremony, we can explore rituals which would bring particular meaning and significance.  The sky is the limit with a few ideas including:

Family Ritual or Blessing

For couple renewing their vows, or for couples entering into marriage where one (or both) party has children, including the children in a ritual (or receiving a blessing as a family), can be a heart-warming way to deepen the bonds between the whole family.

Baby Blessing

For pregnant couples, this can be a particular auspicious time to receive a blessing as they prepare to embark upon parenthood.

Pre-ritual Mikvah 

For Jewish women, this ancient custom can be one of deep spiritual connection and celebration.  I can guide and curate a customised ritual privately or with a small group of women.

I didn’t realise how important a good celebrant was until I met Keshira, but she made it so personal and authentic to us. Thank you so much for gifting us such a warm, spiritual, special and inclusive day...we could not have asked for more. She has a remarkable ability to understand and listen to your needs and to transform your desires into a reality on your special day. Keshira conducted a moving ritual, blending the traditional with the modern, which was completely and utterly personal.
— Jacqui
I can’t tell you how special it was for Keshira to preside at our blessing way, and how truly meaningful you made it. Many people passed on compliments about her to me afterwards, and even though we knew she would bring that X factor, I don’t think I really understood the impact until I was right in it. There was a moment when everyone was gathered around where I was just truly overwhelmed with love, affection and joy, and she not only facilitated that, she really channelled it to Alicia and I. Her skill, structure and energy lent the whole celebration an unparalleled gravitas.
— Anthony, Sydney AUS
Keshira is an incredible leader of ritual, infusing Jewish tradition with new life. Her involvement in our wedding ceremony was deeply meaningful for everyone there, and the words she shared were exactly what we hoped for under our chuppah! Keshira’s positive energy, knowledge and passion clearly come through with everything she does. I am so grateful for her contributions to our special day!
— Shannyn, Melbourne AUS
Keshira made our wedding ceremony extremely personal and special. Keshira’s deep sense of spirituality and love gave gravity to the meaningful words and insights that she shared with us about our relationship. We both felt so blessed to be joined in marriage under her guidance and experience. Not only did Keshira create a timeless space for us to be present in our vows but she also organised the occasion with calm confidence and ease. Thank you Keshira!
— Matt, Sydney AUS