We have had the pleasure of having Rabbi Alpern officiate at not only our daughter’s wedding in June 2006 here in Altoona but also our son’s wedding in Philadelphia in August 2009. While the locations and ceremonies were totally different, Rabbi Alpern was able to bring both families and all who attended together as one “family” as he and performed two beautiful ceremonies that we still think about today. More recently, Rabbi Alpern helped us with the naming of our two wonderful twin grandsons- Connor and Grant. In effect, Rabbi has seen the product of what he has helped to bring together in our family. We consider Rabbi and his wife Karen part of our family and hope to have them with us for all of our life-cycle family events.

Steve and Amy