Testimonials

Thank you for all of your brilliant counsel and guidance over the past several months. Your patience and insight made us so comfortable with the process of planning our wedding, it was easy to appreciate the beautiful aspects of the preparation and actual ceremony on a meditative and spiritual level. Without your kindness, friendship and wisdom, I don’t think we would have learned so much or been so thoughtful about what it means to be married. For that and so much more we’re forever grateful. – David

Rabbi Sarah Tasman is truly a rabbi for our time. She brings new life and spirituality to traditional forms, such as life cycle events and prayer; she also brings creative thinking and energy to offer newer forms which Judaism can encompass, such as community gatherings, retreats, yoga and art as spiritual experience. Rabbi Sarah's warmth, joy and love of Judaism and life infuse all of her work. Be a part of anything she offers, and you will find yourself immersed in the best of what Judaism has to offer. - Rabbi Ora Weiss

Rabbi Sarah Tasman was an incredible resource to our family, searching for a way to infuse Jewish education into our son’s life. She met with me in person, listened carefully to what I was looking for, and offered ideas – not canned, generic ideas, but thoughtful suggestions that met our needs. It’s reassuring to know there are people like Rabbi Sarah in the DC area, who can act as a resource to those of us seeking a less traditional, 21st century Jewish experience. – Lauren

I cannot say enough great things about The Tasman Center and Rabbi Sarah Tasman after having attended the June 1st (Seasonal Wellness & Creative Expression event) & June 20th (Summer Solstice Retreat). Both events were deeply spiritual, inviting (in the way of participation), and well planned. Both events embraced creativity and ritual that truly provided meaning for my life and me personally. I would highly recommend the these events! - Michael M.

Thank you so much for agreeing to officiate our wedding. We really enjoyed and learned so much from the planning process. And the ketubah signing & ceremony were absolutely perfect. We have had so many guests of different ages and background & faith traditions tell us how beautiful and inclusive our ceremony was. We are so happy and grateful. – Fiona and Rob

Meaningful. Spiritual. Attentive. Personalized. Rabbi Tasman is a gift to those seeking guidance on their soulful journeys. - Ariele Mortkowitz, Founder of SVIVAH

Washington DC is so fortunate to be home to The Tasman Center. All of the Center’s offerings are warm, creative and accessible. From Jewish yoga to Ayurvedic cooking, from special holiday celebrations to Judaic arts, there is something for everyone. The Tasman Center is a welcoming and inclusive model for communities without walls. - Naomi Malka, Director of the Adas Israel Community Mikvah

Rabbi Sarah is an inspirational leader. Sarah´s wisdom and heart for all she led is impressive and was personally inspiring during my time at business school. Rabbi Sarah is fearless when it comes to new initiatives, whether it´s building a brand new community or organizing a yoga class, and she executes each of those projects impeccably. - Yulia Khvan, Yale School of Management Class of 2014

Sarah is warm, thoughtful and accessible both in one-on-one interactions and when leading services. While I have become a bit of a "lapsed Jew" since my bar mitzvah, Sarah has helped rekindle my interest in and connection to the Jewish community. I feel truly lucky to have gotten to know her over the past year. - David Spett, Yale School of Management Class of 2014

Sarah is a creative Rabbi who seeks to provide innovative, meaningful religious programming for a diverse population. I attended her Rosh Chodesh events and was impressed with her hard work to start the group from scratch and expand membership through forging personal relationships, outreach, and social media networking. Furthermore, Sarah is a strong fundraiser and manager, successfully receiving competitive grant funding and creating a state of the art website to support expansion of her programs. Sarah is incredible at collaboration as well, finding people in the group to offer their talents and fostering participation in varied ways for each individual. She is dedicated, friendly, and works to adapt events so they are meaningful to each participant. Sarah is a creative Jewish educator and spiritual leader and has a diverse skill set that sets her apart and makes her a unique religious advisor. - Marissa Patterson, Family Nurse Practitioner

Our congregants first chance to meet the summer rabbi is at our Welcome Barbecue/ Shabbat service. Rabbi Tasman made it clear she was approachable, caring, and thoughtful. As president of the board, I knew we had a winner for our community. Thank You Rabbi Tasman. - Thad Keener, former president of Or HaTzafon Congregation, Fairbanks Alaska