Beth Z. Palubinsky

As a Life-Cycle Celebrant®, Beth helps her clients – couples, families, individuals – create and experience ceremonies to mark life milestones, including weddings, baby-namings, adoptions and funerals.   She has built and shaped her Celebrant approach and practice on years of work in human services and public policy.   As an attorney, she contributed time and expertise to pro bono criminal and civil cases.  As in-house counsel and senior program officer for Public/Private Ventures, a progressive national R&D think tank, she designed and managed programs that sought to better the lives of marginalized youth and the unemployed adults.   She was development director for Philadelphia non-profits serving the arts, the homeless and those battling life-threatening illness.  And as a musician, she has performed and recorded in the Philadelphia area and across the US.    A 2005 graduate of Celebrant Foundation & Institute, she has two certifications, Ceremonies for Families & Children and Funerals and Ceremonies for Healing and is ordained by Universal Brotherhood Movement as an interfaith minister.    She serves on the Board of Directors of SeniorLAW Center and the Board of Directors of Celebrant Foundation & Institute and as a parachaplain with Jewish Family & Childrens Services.    “I came to see that the elderly, especially the elderly poor, too often slip through the gaps in our society’s networks,” she says, and through her service on our Board she works to fill some of those gaps.