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Jewish & Interfaith Weddings by Rabbi Robin Sparr

Natick , MA
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29 Porter Road
Natick, MA 01760 US (map)

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508-650-8894
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Rabbi Robin Sparr specializes in creating individually-tailored, spiritual, musical wedding ceremonies for Jewish and Interfaith couples of all religious and cultural backgrounds. I... Read more
Rabbi Robin Sparr specializes in creating individually-tailored, spiritual, musical wedding ceremonies for Jewish and Interfaith couples of all religious and cultural backgrounds. I delight in developing personalized ceremonies which reflect the values and unique characteristics of each couple, making your one-of-a-kind ceremony the centerpiece of your special day. I welcome and will gladly officiate same sex / GLBT weddings and commitments. I am based in Greater Boston, but often travel throughout the US and abroad for destination weddings, and, while I usually officiate solo, I'm happy to work with a co-officiant from another faith. As an added bonus, my sweet soprano voice and skilled guitar-playing can enhance your ceremony musically if you wish.

I look forward to working with you to create the wedding ceremony of your dreams! Read less
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What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Single Religion
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Buddhist, Jewish, No Denomination

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abby
Wedding:
8/23/2014
5.0/5.0
The ceremony that we created with Rabbi Sparr was my favorite part of our entire wedding. My husband and I wanted to create a romantic, joyful ceremony that celebrated my Jewish culture and also integrated my husband's Catholic background. Rabbi Sparr was easy to communicate with on Skype, email, phone, and we also had a great in-person meeting. She provided an outline and made suggestions based on our preferences and provided a lot of material for us to use as a source for readings, as well as helpful checklists to prepare for our day and gave feedback on the vows we wrote. On the day of our wedding Rabbi Sparr was relaxed and calm and that made us feel so comfortable. The ceremony was lighthearted, spiritual, and romantic. She has a beautiful singing voice. We got such great feedback from our guests that the ceremony was so "us." We laughed, we cried, it was amazing! Can't ask for much more! It was a pleasure working with Rabbi Sparr and I highly recommend her as a wedding officiant.
The ceremony that we created with Rabbi Sparr was my favorite part of our entire wedding. My husband and I wanted to Read more...
The ceremony that we created with Rabbi Sparr was my favorite part of our entire wedding. My husband and I wanted to create a romantic, joyful ceremony that celebrated my Jewish culture and also integrated my husband's Catholic background. Rabbi Sparr was easy to communicate with on Skype, email, phone, and we also had a great in-person meeting. She provided an outline and made suggestions based on our preferences and provided a lot of material for us to use as a source for readings, as well as helpful checklists to prepare for our day and gave feedback on the vows we wrote. On the day of our wedding Rabbi Sparr was relaxed and calm and that made us feel so comfortable. The ceremony was lighthearted, spiritual, and romantic. She has a beautiful singing voice. We got such great feedback from our guests that the ceremony was so "us." We laughed, we cried, it was amazing! Can't ask for much more! It was a pleasure working with Rabbi Sparr and I highly recommend her as a wedding officiant. Read less
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Rhonda
Wedding:
4/6/2014
5.0/5.0
Cantor Sparr was great. She was friendly and easy to work with. She made the process simple and the ceremony memorable. I had more than one person come up to me to let me know how wonderful they thought she was. Couldn't have wished for anything better.
Cantor Sparr was great. She was friendly and easy to work with. She made the process simple and the ceremony memorable. I Read more...
Cantor Sparr was great. She was friendly and easy to work with. She made the process simple and the ceremony memorable. I had more than one person come up to me to let me know how wonderful they thought she was. Couldn't have wished for anything better. Read less
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Diana
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
We LOVE Cantor Sparr!!! She was SUCH an integral part of our wedding, and made it the magical day that we had dreamed of. We had a blast at every pre-wedding meeting, and she helped us through every step of the way. We were pretty overwhelmed by planning the wedding at first, but she made everything really clear and the whole process was easy and fun. The service that she prepared especially for us was so beautiful -- I loved that she used SO much information about our history and us as a couple and weaved it into the service. All night at the party, our friends and family were telling us what an incredible service we had.

I can't thank Cantor Sparr enough for helping make our wedding so beautiful and meaningful.
We LOVE Cantor Sparr!!! She was SUCH an integral part of our wedding, and made it the magical day that we had dreamed of. Read more...
We LOVE Cantor Sparr!!! She was SUCH an integral part of our wedding, and made it the magical day that we had dreamed of. We had a blast at every pre-wedding meeting, and she helped us through every step of the way. We were pretty overwhelmed by planning the wedding at first, but she made everything really clear and the whole process was easy and fun. The service that she prepared especially for us was so beautiful -- I loved that she used SO much information about our history and us as a couple and weaved it into the service. All night at the party, our friends and family were telling us what an incredible service we had.

I can't thank Cantor Sparr enough for helping make our wedding so beautiful and meaningful. Read less
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David
Wedding:
8/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Ok, full disclosure right from the top. As you might have guessed from my name, Robin is a relative of mine - a second cousin, to be exact. In the past she has officiated at the weddings of two of my cousins, and last summer, at my own.

So while I can't claim complete objectivity, I can still attest that in overhearing comments by other guests who had no personal connection to Robin, there was a consistent consensus that the her ceremonies are infused with a genuine warmth, a relaxed sense of humor that puts everyone at ease, and a deep spirituality - all of which combine to make for an unforgettable experience for the bride and groom and their family and friends.

Her professionalism and organizational skills make her a delight to work with in the planning stages as well. She asks insightful questions, and is able to get a real and intimate feel for each couple, so that each ceremony is unique and personal - and not at all formulaic.

Finally, it should be noted that she has outstanding cantorial skills - a gorgeous voice, comprehensive knowledge of Jewish laws and customs, and can accompany herself ably on guitar.

Our wedding day could not have been more perfect, and Robin Sparr was a big part of that perfection.
Ok, full disclosure right from the top. As you might have guessed from my name, Robin is a relative of mine - a second Read more...
Ok, full disclosure right from the top. As you might have guessed from my name, Robin is a relative of mine - a second cousin, to be exact. In the past she has officiated at the weddings of two of my cousins, and last summer, at my own.

So while I can't claim complete objectivity, I can still attest that in overhearing comments by other guests who had no personal connection to Robin, there was a consistent consensus that the her ceremonies are infused with a genuine warmth, a relaxed sense of humor that puts everyone at ease, and a deep spirituality - all of which combine to make for an unforgettable experience for the bride and groom and their family and friends.

Her professionalism and organizational skills make her a delight to work with in the planning stages as well. She asks insightful questions, and is able to get a real and intimate feel for each couple, so that each ceremony is unique and personal - and not at all formulaic.

Finally, it should be noted that she has outstanding cantorial skills - a gorgeous voice, comprehensive knowledge of Jewish laws and customs, and can accompany herself ably on guitar.

Our wedding day could not have been more perfect, and Robin Sparr was a big part of that perfection. Read less
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akatz678
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Cantor Robin was recommended by a family friend for our interfaith Catholic/Jewish ceremony. She was incredibly flexible, positive, and warm-hearted. We had some stumbles in planning our wedding, but Cantor Robin was always there to provide suggestions and reassurance that our ceremony was going to beautiful. Our wedding was everything we could have wanted and it was all thanks to Cantor Robin for bringing the ceremony together for us.
Cantor Robin was recommended by a family friend for our interfaith Catholic/Jewish ceremony. She was incredibly flexible, Read more...
Cantor Robin was recommended by a family friend for our interfaith Catholic/Jewish ceremony. She was incredibly flexible, positive, and warm-hearted. We had some stumbles in planning our wedding, but Cantor Robin was always there to provide suggestions and reassurance that our ceremony was going to beautiful. Our wedding was everything we could have wanted and it was all thanks to Cantor Robin for bringing the ceremony together for us. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Robin was genuinely interested in the story of our relationship as a couple and the important role that our history and experiences played in planning a meaningful ceremony. She guided us toward thoughtful and critical conversations but had no personal agenda in doing so. She was invested in incorporating our personal voices into the ceremony. She truly helped to make the most important part of our wedding such a joyful experience. Thank you Robin!
Robin was genuinely interested in the story of our relationship as a couple and the important role that our history and Read more...
Robin was genuinely interested in the story of our relationship as a couple and the important role that our history and experiences played in planning a meaningful ceremony. She guided us toward thoughtful and critical conversations but had no personal agenda in doing so. She was invested in incorporating our personal voices into the ceremony. She truly helped to make the most important part of our wedding such a joyful experience. Thank you Robin! Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
5/21/2010
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend Cantor Robin's services. She is warm, friendly, professional, and truly cares about each individual couple she works with. From the day she met us she was very focused on making sure our special day was exactly the way we wanted it to be. She takes the time to get to know each individual person. She is always available and very responsive. Cantor Robin was flexible in meeting with us especially during our busy planning time. She made us feel very comfortable the entire process and even when we were standing in front of two people. We were thrilled with our ceremony, it was exactly as we envisioned. We are so glad we chose Cantor Robin to be part of our Wedding day!
I highly recommend Cantor Robin's services. She is warm, friendly, professional, and truly cares about each individual Read more...
I highly recommend Cantor Robin's services. She is warm, friendly, professional, and truly cares about each individual couple she works with. From the day she met us she was very focused on making sure our special day was exactly the way we wanted it to be. She takes the time to get to know each individual person. She is always available and very responsive. Cantor Robin was flexible in meeting with us especially during our busy planning time. She made us feel very comfortable the entire process and even when we were standing in front of two people. We were thrilled with our ceremony, it was exactly as we envisioned. We are so glad we chose Cantor Robin to be part of our Wedding day! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
She created a lovely, personalized, memorable ceremony. She is a wonderful singer. She is expensive, but definitely worth it.
She created a lovely, personalized, memorable ceremony. She is a wonderful singer. She is expensive, but definitely worth Read more...
She created a lovely, personalized, memorable ceremony. She is a wonderful singer. She is expensive, but definitely worth it. Read less
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Anna
Wedding:
7/1/2012
4.8/5.0
My husband was raised in an Conservative home, while I was raised in a half Jewish home. His parents had many demands of us, including having a Jewish ceremony that reflected many Conservative/Orthodox traditions and values. Conservative Rabbis turned us away and made me feel horrible about my Jewish identity, but Cantor Robin did not. She affirmed my faith and my identity, and she made me feel like a valuable part of the Jewish Community (something that I had always felt until I began looking for an officient).

Cantor Robin was kind, thoughtful, and responsive to our unique needs. She gave us many options for our ceremony, allowed us to customize our ceremony in way that truly reflected our beliefs, and supported us no matter what we choose. She was flexible with her time and met with us over the phone since we lived out of state. I did not think that I would find an officient who really knew and understood me like Cantor Robin did, but we connected easily and quickly. Most of all, I appreciated her honesty and support when things got stressful. Planning a ceremony is not easy, and it's even harder when two families with different values are coming together. Cantor Robin was never more than an email or phone call away, and her perspective and counseling was essential in helping us deal with the difficult situations we encountered throughout the process of planning our wedding. Thank you, Robin!
My husband was raised in an Conservative home, while I was raised in a half Jewish home. His parents had many demands of Read more...
My husband was raised in an Conservative home, while I was raised in a half Jewish home. His parents had many demands of us, including having a Jewish ceremony that reflected many Conservative/Orthodox traditions and values. Conservative Rabbis turned us away and made me feel horrible about my Jewish identity, but Cantor Robin did not. She affirmed my faith and my identity, and she made me feel like a valuable part of the Jewish Community (something that I had always felt until I began looking for an officient).

Cantor Robin was kind, thoughtful, and responsive to our unique needs. She gave us many options for our ceremony, allowed us to customize our ceremony in way that truly reflected our beliefs, and supported us no matter what we choose. She was flexible with her time and met with us over the phone since we lived out of state. I did not think that I would find an officient who really knew and understood me like Cantor Robin did, but we connected easily and quickly. Most of all, I appreciated her honesty and support when things got stressful. Planning a ceremony is not easy, and it's even harder when two families with different values are coming together. Cantor Robin was never more than an email or phone call away, and her perspective and counseling was essential in helping us deal with the difficult situations we encountered throughout the process of planning our wedding. Thank you, Robin! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
0.2/5.0
Our experience with Rabbi Sparr can be summed up in three bullet points: 1) She did not respond to calls/emails for a month after our initial conversation during which she promised to provide us with a contract; 2) She lost her file on us, and we had to repeat information we already provided her; 3) She failed to show up to our wedding, leaving us on the day of the event scrambling to find a replacement.

Rabbi Sparr started indicating her concern regarding the wedding as the forecast indicated that there would be a blizzard in Boston that weekend. For the record, weather reports indicated the snow would finish in the morning and that the weather would be calm by the time of the wedding, scheduled for 6:30pm. Additionally, all of the other vendors, as well as the venue itself had confirmed that they were all set to go and would allot additional time to arrive if road conditions made it necessary. Rabbi Sparr called our venue, and ended up hanging up on our wedding coordinator, after our coordinator told her that all other vendors planned to be there. By the day of the wedding, it was very clear that Rabbi Sparr was leaning towards not coming to the wedding. We both felt that she had no intention of coming from the initial phone call, as she kept asking about our backup plan. I should note that we had been married in a legal ceremony the prior week so an officiant was ceremonial, which Rabbi Sparr frequently mentioned. Nevertheless this was an integral aspect of our event, and you would imagine that an officiant would not make these sorts of judgments. Rabbi Sparr finally called on the day of the wedding itself to confirm that she would not be coming, citing weather concerns. By that time, the snow had stopped, the roads were clear and the sun was even shining. At no point did any of the other vendors even hint that there would be problems and all of them even arrived early just in case.
Our experience with Rabbi Sparr can be summed up in three bullet points: 1) She did not respond to calls/emails for a Read more...
Our experience with Rabbi Sparr can be summed up in three bullet points: 1) She did not respond to calls/emails for a month after our initial conversation during which she promised to provide us with a contract; 2) She lost her file on us, and we had to repeat information we already provided her; 3) She failed to show up to our wedding, leaving us on the day of the event scrambling to find a replacement.

Rabbi Sparr started indicating her concern regarding the wedding as the forecast indicated that there would be a blizzard in Boston that weekend. For the record, weather reports indicated the snow would finish in the morning and that the weather would be calm by the time of the wedding, scheduled for 6:30pm. Additionally, all of the other vendors, as well as the venue itself had confirmed that they were all set to go and would allot additional time to arrive if road conditions made it necessary. Rabbi Sparr called our venue, and ended up hanging up on our wedding coordinator, after our coordinator told her that all other vendors planned to be there. By the day of the wedding, it was very clear that Rabbi Sparr was leaning towards not coming to the wedding. We both felt that she had no intention of coming from the initial phone call, as she kept asking about our backup plan. I should note that we had been married in a legal ceremony the prior week so an officiant was ceremonial, which Rabbi Sparr frequently mentioned. Nevertheless this was an integral aspect of our event, and you would imagine that an officiant would not make these sorts of judgments. Rabbi Sparr finally called on the day of the wedding itself to confirm that she would not be coming, citing weather concerns. By that time, the snow had stopped, the roads were clear and the sun was even shining. At no point did any of the other vendors even hint that there would be problems and all of them even arrived early just in case. Read less
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Jewish & Interfaith Weddings by Rabbi Robin Sparr responded with the following comments:

Thanks for your feedback. I'm so sorry that, due to the blizzard and hazardous road conditions that continued throughout the day and evening of your wedding, I was unable to safely drive to your location for your ceremony. This was the only time I've missed a ceremony in over 20 years as clergy. I am so glad to hear that you were able to find someone else to officiate for you.

I’m very disappointed that you feel your overall experience with me was negative, and that so much of your review contains misrepresentations. I never hung up on your planner; on the contrary, I had a pleasant and productive conversation with her. I did assure you early on that your date was secure even though I would be unable to prepare your agreement immediately due to the impending Jewish holy days. Throughout the planning process, I accommodated your ever-changing schedules as much as was possible. I also let you know a few days ahead of time that the weather forecast was dour, and expressed concerns about the date. Although the venue offered you alternate dates because of the blizzard, you proceeded as planned, and I am deeply sorry I could not get to you safely.

I did provide significant counseling and guidance through the many hurdles you both faced in your relationships with your families, friends and with one another, and also with some of your logistics, and strove to do an excellent job. I also did everything in my power to make it possible for your ceremony to take place without me, including sending you the complete word-for-word ceremony and "stage directions" so that another person on site could lead you through the rituals. My comments regarding your already being legally married were to the point that someone other than clergy could step into this role.

Please know that I wish you every blessing and happiness in your marriage, and am genuinely happy that you were able to celebrate the day mostly as planned.

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