Rabbi Lori Shaller

Inclusive celebrations of life and love

Rabbi Lori Shaller –
Community Rabbi on Martha’s Vineyard and beyond

Based on Martha’s Vineyard, Rabbi Lori happily works with people all over the world

Rabbi Lori travels throughout New England and the middle Atlantic states, performing life cycle events . .. .  Also, through the miracle of the internet, she is able to do so anywhere on the planet.

I work with you to craft your unique wedding, baby naming, bar or bat mitzvah, and conversion ritual, as well as your beloved’s funeral or memorial service.  I will explain the traditions and work flexibly to bring a depth of meaning to each ritual.

Jewish Education Martha's Vineyard New England

Jewish Learning can be preparing for a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, gaining more in-depth understanding about what Judaism means to you, or even studying to become Jewish.  I can guide you in your journey.

Jewish Spiritual New England Martha's Vineyard

We all need to feel seen, loved and cared about, especially during those most challenging times in our lives. I do the work of spiritual direction/hashpa’ah with individuals and in groups.

Contact Rabbi Lori

I am a rabbi, teacher, mashpiah ruchanit or spiritual director, and pray-er, working on Martha’s Vineyard and in the internet world.  I am also the Spiritual Care Counselor for Hospice and Palliative Care of Martha’s Vineyard.

I strive to bring the joy of Judaism to Jewish people, even to those who may have lost their desire for growing spiritually from their Jewish roots and for their other-than-Jewish partners to learn and grow their appreciation for all things Jewish.


You are a star!  We loved the service. It was warm, beautiful, spiritual, and altogether exactly what we wanted!  And everybody commented to that effect.

Rabbi Lori, I thank you on behalf of my entire family and all that gathered to honor J., for all you have done to help us make the transition to living life without J. beside us.

Thanks so much for your wonderful presence and prayer to launch my ministry.  Your ability to connect with folks and your intuitive awareness of what should be said and done is a unique gift that helps to create joy!

Thank you so much for making our ceremony so meaningful! We received so much positive feedback about the ceremony and how personable it was. We’re so happy we got to know you through this process and look forward to a continued friendship.

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