Simcha = Joy


Rabbi Katz would love to officiate your wedding and is available to perform interfaith marriages.

While he would love to officiate your wedding in beautiful Tyler, TX, he is available to travel anywhere to be part of your simcha!

The wedding day is about the couple, and Rabbi Katz makes sure each ceremony is personalized and meaningful.

Neal Katz has been the rabbi at
Congregation Beth El in Tyler, TX since 2003. He was ordained at Hebrew Union College (HUC-JIR) in Cincinnati, Ohio. Prior to rabbinic school, he attended George Mason University in Virginia where he received his undergraduate degree in Political Science and spent two years of graduate school studying writing and counseling.

Originally from Virginia Beach, Virginia, Rabbi Katz has also lived in Washington, D.C. and Israel.

In addition to his pulpit life, Rabbi Katz is also a performing singer/songwriter and music producer.
He teaches at the local university in Tyler and is active on a number of non-profit boards.
Rabbi Katz welcomes the opportunity to get to know you better and officiate on your special day.

Planning Your Day

Rabbi Katz wants to make this fun, not complicated.

As you plan your wedding ceremony together, the rabbi will meet with each couple in person or though video chat. After getting to know the couple and their vision of the wedding, he will work with them to tailor the ceremony to their needs. This process takes a few sessions – and in the end, the wedding will be based on the traditional Jewish ceremony but personalized to the couple. In addition, Rabbi Katz offers pre-marital counseling during these sessions.

Rabbi Katz obsesses about making everyone at the wedding – the couple, the family, and guests – comfortable.

Please contact Rabbi Katz to see if he is available using the contact form at the bottom. If he is not available, or if you decide he is not the right rabbi for you, he can help you find another officiant.


A wonderful resource on planning your wedding can be found at

If you are planning an interfaith wedding, another great resource is the Jewish Wedding Guide for Interfaith Couples from

There are plenty of resources out there to help you plan your special day. Contact Rabbi Katz and let him help you with any questions you may have.


Please email Rabbi Katz to see if he is the right officiant for your special day.
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