While the Break Up might have been the biggest seller this past weekend, its writer and co-producer is not a sell-out. Writer Jeremy Gerelick recently spoke at NYC’s MJE about his career in front of a gazillion people. And hold on the your hats: He’s marrying a member of the Tribe, and going to pre-marriage classes witha Rabbi.
“The Break-Up” opens June 2, and [Jeremy] Garelick is getting married soon thereafter. His bride, Samantha Rifkin, is a chef whose father is the cantor at the Conservative Rockland County, N.Y., synagogue that Garelick’s family attends.
He credited his parents, who were at the event, for raising him with Jewish values. He attended a Solomon Schechter day school from third through eighth grade and spent summers at Camp Ramah. He and Rifkin have been studying at MJE with rabbis Mark Wildes and Ezra Cohen; most recently they have been studying the laws surrounding marriage.
This is all too sweet and it makes this Rabbi cry with joy! MOT and Pre-Marriage counselling with some great Rabbis in NY… Yes of course I am biased, thats what I am paid for.
Wishing Jeremy and Samantha Mazel and Bracha and inviting them to honeymoon in Southern California next February….
PS: This makes it 2 for the year Esther? Is anyone keeping count?
PPS: For an in-depth look at this Garelick the Proud, see this article on Atlanta Jewish Life.