Rabbi Neil Comess-Daniels
Hand print tie_edited.jpg

Meet rabbi Neil


Hello and welcome! Life is our greatest gift and creating ceremonies that mark the significant occasions of our lives with family, friends, music, poetry and symbols helps us hold on to those moments and cherish them. I would be honored to help you with your special occasion.


GET in


Any questions? Don't hesitate to reach out.

I offer many services

From weddings, funerals, and baby namings to spiritual counseling, I am available for any rabbinical needs you may have.


Preview My Music

Ketubah signing.png

About Rabbi Neil

Rabbi Neil is the spiritual leader of beth shir shalom

the progressive Reform synagogue in Santa Monica/West Los Angeles.  He received his rabbinic ordination and his Doctor of Divinity from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Using his Jewish summer camp background,  "Rabbi Neil" weaves together music, constantly evolving, innovative words and translations to create pioneering spiritual celebrations.

Rabbi Comess-Daniels is active in many community organizations, especially those involving interfaith cooperation and communal repair, including:  Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE) from which he received the Giant of Justice Award, T’ruah, J Street, Upward Bound House (Community Spirit Award recipient), the National Conference for Community and Justice (Distinguished Merit Award), Martin Luther King Jr. Westside Coalition (Community Light Award).


Hear My



Jim and I are so grateful to Rabbi Neil Comess-Daniels for officiating our wedding in Kauai. The Rabbi was professional and he thoughtfully worked with us to create a meaningful and personalized ceremony.

Rabbi Comess-Daniels met with us to help figure out our wedding ceremony vision. We really appreciated his coaching on how to design the wedding ceremony of our dreams. He listened to our wishes and took the time to know who we were as a couple and the evolution of our relationship. Jim and I wanted a non-denominational ceremony and the Rabbi was supportive to help us find the right tone.

Rabbi Comess-Daniels was accommodating to our rehearsal schedule. Due to weather, we had to cancel our walk through and he adapted to the situation to provide us with a wonderful ceremony. The Rabbi paid attention to detail and last minute provided a table for our ceremony as our wedding coordinator forgot to set it up. I highly recommend Rabbi Neil Comess-Daniels as a wedding officiant. He has years of experience working with couples and performing weddings. He has a calming, nurturing demeanor, and is professional.
— Kendra and Jim