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About Gerald Fierst

Whether writing, speaking, or performing, Gerald Fierst is a master storyteller.

In his book The Heart of the Wedding, he uses that skill to show how truth is more romantic than any fiction and how real words, truthfully spoken, can make time stand still.

Fierst has officiated at hundreds of weddings in the NJ, NY, and NYC region. His unique understanding of story at the heart of ritual and wedding has taken him to lecture and officiate at ceremonies across America and around the world. He has been a Just Stories Fellow of Angels Studio, Chicago, IL, commissioned to write and perform a storytelling installation on faith and the Abrahamic Tradition; he was the Kathleen Hurley Memorial Lecturer, International College of Celebrancy, Queens College, Melbourne, Australia. He is an acclaimed storyteller and has been featured at the National Storytelling Festival, the Hong Kong Literary Festival, and Limmud, the European Conference of Jewish Education, as well as universities and cultural centers in the United States, Europe and Asia. His recordings of world folklore and Jewish stories of Tikun Olam have won Parent Choice awards.

To check my availability and to learn more about how I can create a unique ceremony incorporating your stories, needs, and traditions, contact me to set up a no‑obligation consultation.

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