Andy Bossov is a licensed Rabbi and wedding officiant in Chicago conducting rabbi services, weddings, B'nei Mitzvah, classroom presentations, counseling, and tutoring Hebrew and B'nei Mitzvah students. Ordained at Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion, Rabbi Bossov has served as the spiritual leader at three Reform congregations. Currently, he conducts multiple Shabbat services at various retirement residences as well as other rabbinic services in Chicago.
Rabbi Bossov's innovative approaches to lifelong education, liturgical adaptation, and community empowerment have consistently demonstrated his efforts to make religious training and spiritual practice relevant and meaningful to individuals, groups, and entire congregations. He has helped adults of all ages chant Torah, converse in Hebrew, understand the cycles of Jewish history and relate Judaism to the religions of the world. A collaborative leader, Rabbi Andy forges strong interpersonal relationships.
"The rabbi was Andy Bossov, and if you've never seen him in action, you must. He had the guests in stitches. This past Yom Kippur he conducted some thing like nine services over at Temple Emmanu-El, then ran down to the Players theater to play Sondheim at an AIDS benefit. He's the perfect Sarasota rabbi. First he atones, then he plays show tunes." Roberl Plunkett, from "Mr. Chatterbox," Sarasota Magazine, February 2001
"My heartfelt thanks to you for your presence at Bishop Porter's 33rd Appreciation Service. The words you spoke were not just words, but words of life. My heart is still excited from those words. You left an indelible mark on our hearts. Bishop Porter is still talking about you. Your presence made him extremely happy." Mrs. Bessie Pitts, Henry L. Porter Evangelistic Association, Inc., Sarasota, FL
Rabbi Andy Bossov is a Wedding Officiant for Jewish-Jewish, interfaith, and non-denominational spiritual services.
And that’s not all! As a lifelong musician gifted in pop, classical, and improvisation, Andy is ready to play and sing any requests for your wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception.