About this Vendor

A creative clergy team creates personal ceremonies

Our approach to weddings is best understood with a story. Miriam and James had met months before contacting one of our clergy for a wedding ceremony. Their relationship was still new, and they were interested in deepening their commitment with no pressure. Coming from different religious traditions (one Jewish, one Christian), neither felt fully at home in each others house of worship, yet each were committed to their own beliefs. The wedding we held with them on the North Shore brought their families together in a ceremony they helped design, which meaningfully blended traditions and symbols, but remained uniquely theirs.  All couples are welcome: multi-faith, GLBTQ, agnostic and religious. We provide support for a wide variety of religious traditions.


Ceremony Types

Civil Union, Commitment Ceremony, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-Religious Ceremony, Religious Ceremony, Same Sex Ceremony, Second Wedding , Vow Renewal Ceremony

Religious Affiliations

Buddhist, Christian, Interfaith, Jewish, Secular, Spiritual, Unitarian

Wedding Activities

Getting Engaged, Premarital Counseling, Ceremony, Wedding


Contact Info

690 Cleveland Ave South, Saint Paul, MN All over Minnesota (651) 247-2650

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Meet The Owner

Rabbi Alan Shavit-Lonstein

Rabbi Alan Shavit-Lonstein is the founding Director of By The Rivers: A Mulit-Faith Life Cycle + Learning Center. He strives to provide meaningful, personal life cycle ceremonies for people of all religious backgrounds, and to make learning accessible to people of all ages. He is Rabbi in Residence at the Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning, and a member of the Interfaith Family Network. He also works as a Genius at the Apple Store at Ridgedale. Rabbi Shavit-Lonstein enjoys running, and has completed several marathons, in addition, he is an avid SciFi fan.