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JEWISH & INTERFAITH WEDDINGS-Rabbi Michael Raab

Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Naples , FL
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Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Naples, FL US (map)

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239-404-7298

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ABOUT US

Rabbi Michael Raab is a Bilingual, Spanish speaking, Spiritual Rabbi. Rabbi Michael officiates Jewish, Interfaith, Civil and Non-Denominational marriages.Rabbi Michael co-officates with... Read more
Rabbi Michael Raab is a Bilingual, Spanish speaking, Spiritual Rabbi. Rabbi Michael officiates Jewish, Interfaith, Civil and Non-Denominational marriages.Rabbi Michael co-officates with clergyman of all faiths. Rabbi Michael has traveled all over the United States, Mexico, Cancun, Cozumel, Playa de Carmen, Tulum, Grenada, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic,Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, Casa de Campos, Barbados,Honduras,Antigua, Peru, Bimini, Cayman Islands, Saint Marten,Ecuador,Bogota, Cartagena, Caracas, Turks and Caicos,Jamaica,Anguila, South and Central America and the Bahamas to be part of the Bride & Groom's special day.

El Rabino Michael Raab es un rabino bilingue interreligioso que es fluido en Espanol y en Hebreo. El Rabino Michael co-oficia con los sacerdotes y ministros de todas las religiones.

You can E-mail me at rabbimichael13@gmail.com or call me at 239-404-7298

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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Christian (no denomination), Hindu, Jewish
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
Yes
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Yes. Rabbi Michael will officiate anywhere the bride and groom choose to marry.
What is your attire for the ceremony?
I allow the brides and groom to decide. From suits to robes.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
All of my ceremonies are personalized for the bride and groom.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Yes
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
Yes and the couple can use any readings that the may want to be read.
How long are your ceremonies?
20-30 minutes
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
I meet with the bride and groom initially and discuss further details with them.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
If needed.
Do you supply a sound system?
If needed.

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Rabbi Michael,

Through this note, Dina and I would like to express our gratitude for you religious services and leadership in our wedding. The ceremony was exactly what we where looking for, and we were blessed to have you and Father Cortés co-officiating.

For both D- and I, this ceremony was quite special and moving, as it allowed us the opportunity for introspection and retrospection, in this step we're taking with both of our families.

We thank you immensely for your help and disposition throughout this preparation, especially given the short notice. We will carry your kind words of advice with us in our new life as a couple.

Sincerely,
D- and M-
Rabbi Michael,

Through this note, Dina and I would like to express our gratitude for you religious services and Read more...
Rabbi Michael,

Through this note, Dina and I would like to express our gratitude for you religious services and leadership in our wedding. The ceremony was exactly what we where looking for, and we were blessed to have you and Father Cortés co-officiating.

For both D- and I, this ceremony was quite special and moving, as it allowed us the opportunity for introspection and retrospection, in this step we're taking with both of our families.

We thank you immensely for your help and disposition throughout this preparation, especially given the short notice. We will carry your kind words of advice with us in our new life as a couple.

Sincerely,
D- and M- Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I will never be able to say enough good things about Rabbi Michael. He was first suggested to us from the Ritz-Carlton Naples as one of their preferred vendors. When we first contacted Rabbi Michael, he was immediately kind and willing to help officiate our wedding at the Ritz. My husband and I immediately knew he would be right person for the job!

in addition to my wedding, I was looking for some help converting to Judaism to share my husband’s faith and was thrilled to know that Rabbi Michael would also be able to help with this before the wedding!
After several months of dedicated lessons and skype calls, I was speaking Hebrew and had learned so much about Jewish history and faith-it was amazing!

The passion with which Rabbi Michael gave our ceremony was out of this world. Not only was it the most beautiful Jewish wedding you could have ever imagined, but my Catholic family members were just as ecstatic and comfortable as anyone! The ceremony was very personal since he had taken the time to get to know us for over a year before our wedding, and it touched everyone. There wasn’t a dry eye in the place! Whether he was asking about our wedding or asking about our favorite sports team (Go Heat!), Rabbi Michael was constantly involved and kind along the way. My husband and I knew that Rabbi Michael was not just our wedding officiate, but he had become our good friend and someone we wanted to keep in our lives forever.

I can truly say we have found our Rabbi for life and our wedding would have never been the same without him. We are so thankful for his presence. HIGHLY recommended!
I will never be able to say enough good things about Rabbi Michael. He was first suggested to us from the Ritz-Carlton Read more...
I will never be able to say enough good things about Rabbi Michael. He was first suggested to us from the Ritz-Carlton Naples as one of their preferred vendors. When we first contacted Rabbi Michael, he was immediately kind and willing to help officiate our wedding at the Ritz. My husband and I immediately knew he would be right person for the job!

in addition to my wedding, I was looking for some help converting to Judaism to share my husband’s faith and was thrilled to know that Rabbi Michael would also be able to help with this before the wedding!
After several months of dedicated lessons and skype calls, I was speaking Hebrew and had learned so much about Jewish history and faith-it was amazing!

The passion with which Rabbi Michael gave our ceremony was out of this world. Not only was it the most beautiful Jewish wedding you could have ever imagined, but my Catholic family members were just as ecstatic and comfortable as anyone! The ceremony was very personal since he had taken the time to get to know us for over a year before our wedding, and it touched everyone. There wasn’t a dry eye in the place! Whether he was asking about our wedding or asking about our favorite sports team (Go Heat!), Rabbi Michael was constantly involved and kind along the way. My husband and I knew that Rabbi Michael was not just our wedding officiate, but he had become our good friend and someone we wanted to keep in our lives forever.

I can truly say we have found our Rabbi for life and our wedding would have never been the same without him. We are so thankful for his presence. HIGHLY recommended! Read less
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Benjamin
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Rabbi Michael married us in Tulum, Mexico on May 3, 2014.

He did a wonderful job of making our guests who came from different religions, cultures and spoke different languages feel welcome and involved.

When it started to rain shortly after the ceremony began he was able to quickly move the ceremony inside without missing a beat. He also did an excellent job of working with the Mexican Justice of the Peace who married us under Mexican law.

All in all, we were very happy with Rabbi Michael's flexibility and desire to ensure our wedding ceremony was as inclusive as possible. He did an excellent job of making a Jewish ceremony accessible to all with his explanations, while at the same time helping make it spiritual and meaningful spirituality.

We'd very much recommend he officiate your ceremony.

Ben and Pam


Rabbi Michael nos casó en Tulum, México el 3 de mayo 2014.

Les hizo sentir bienvenidos todos nuestros invitados de religiones y culturas distintas y quienes hablan idiomas diferentes.

Cuando empezó a llover un poco después de que comenzó la ceremonia, él nos apoyó de mover la ceremonia adentro rápidamente. También colaboró con la juez quien nos casó.

En fin, estuvimos muy felices con la flexibilidad de Rabino Michael y su compromiso de asegurar que nuestra boda fue la más inclusiva posible. Hizo un gran trabajo llevando a cabo la ceremonia judía de manera accesible para todos en un entorno de espiritualidad.

Le recomendaríamos mucho el Rabino Michael.

Ben y Pam
Rabbi Michael married us in Tulum, Mexico on May 3, 2014.

He did a wonderful job of making our guests who came Read more...
Rabbi Michael married us in Tulum, Mexico on May 3, 2014.

He did a wonderful job of making our guests who came from different religions, cultures and spoke different languages feel welcome and involved.

When it started to rain shortly after the ceremony began he was able to quickly move the ceremony inside without missing a beat. He also did an excellent job of working with the Mexican Justice of the Peace who married us under Mexican law.

All in all, we were very happy with Rabbi Michael's flexibility and desire to ensure our wedding ceremony was as inclusive as possible. He did an excellent job of making a Jewish ceremony accessible to all with his explanations, while at the same time helping make it spiritual and meaningful spirituality.

We'd very much recommend he officiate your ceremony.

Ben and Pam


Rabbi Michael nos casó en Tulum, México el 3 de mayo 2014.

Les hizo sentir bienvenidos todos nuestros invitados de religiones y culturas distintas y quienes hablan idiomas diferentes.

Cuando empezó a llover un poco después de que comenzó la ceremonia, él nos apoyó de mover la ceremonia adentro rápidamente. También colaboró con la juez quien nos casó.

En fin, estuvimos muy felices con la flexibilidad de Rabino Michael y su compromiso de asegurar que nuestra boda fue la más inclusiva posible. Hizo un gran trabajo llevando a cabo la ceremonia judía de manera accesible para todos en un entorno de espiritualidad.

Le recomendaríamos mucho el Rabino Michael.

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Petra
Wedding:
4/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Dear Rabbi Michael,

thank you so much for making our special day magical! It was an amazing experience and the ceremony was breathtaking. We have enjoyed very much and the special words will stay with us forever! Thank you very much and looking forward to see you more often in Miami. The warmest regards, Moshe & Petra

Mockrat dekujeme za krasne obrad plny lasky a krasnych slov! Bylo to moc krasne a jsme vam vdecni za to, ze nas den byl nezapomenutelny. Dekujeme!!! S velmi srdecnym pozdravem, Moshe & Petra
Dear Rabbi Michael,

thank you so much for making our special day magical! It was an amazing experience and the Read more...
Dear Rabbi Michael,

thank you so much for making our special day magical! It was an amazing experience and the ceremony was breathtaking. We have enjoyed very much and the special words will stay with us forever! Thank you very much and looking forward to see you more often in Miami. The warmest regards, Moshe & Petra

Mockrat dekujeme za krasne obrad plny lasky a krasnych slov! Bylo to moc krasne a jsme vam vdecni za to, ze nas den byl nezapomenutelny. Dekujeme!!! S velmi srdecnym pozdravem, Moshe & Petra Read less
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Silvia A
Wedding:
3/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Our ceremony was officiated by Rabbi Michael Rabbi and he was outstanding. The ceremony was so beautiful and heartfelt and he gave us an unforgettable time that will be remembered for ever in our lives. He prepared a program according to our requests and was flexible enough to let us include some family members in some of the rituals. He connected with our families and made everybody felt welcomed and warmed. It was a ceremony that family and friends loved and understood. Rabbi Michael officiated the ceremony in three languages, English, Hebrew and Spanish and it made our whole, eclectic group feel included. I highly recommend to any interfaith couple about to get married to have Rabbi Michael in their wedding. He is the best so far. Thanks!!!!

Robert y Silvia Smith

Nuestra ceremonia fue oficiada por el Rabino Michael Rabbi y él fue increíble. La ceremonia fue bellísima y muy emotiva y el rabino nos dio un momento inolvidable que será recordado por siempre. El preparó un programa de acuerdo a nuestros requerimientos y pudimos incluir a algunos miembros de nuestras familias en los rituales. El Rabino Michael conectó con nuestros familiares y los hizo sentirse a gusto y bienvenidos en todo momento. Fue una ceremonia que gustó mucho nuestras familias y amigos y que fue entendida completamente. Fue oficiada en tres idiomas: inglés, español y hebreo lo que hizo que nuestro ecléctico grupo de amigos e invitados se sintieran incluidos. Recomendamos altamente al Rabino Michael para que oficie su boda. El es definitivamente el mejor. Muchas gracias por la atención.

Robert y Silvia Smith
Our ceremony was officiated by Rabbi Michael Rabbi and he was outstanding. The ceremony was so beautiful and heartfelt and Read more...
Our ceremony was officiated by Rabbi Michael Rabbi and he was outstanding. The ceremony was so beautiful and heartfelt and he gave us an unforgettable time that will be remembered for ever in our lives. He prepared a program according to our requests and was flexible enough to let us include some family members in some of the rituals. He connected with our families and made everybody felt welcomed and warmed. It was a ceremony that family and friends loved and understood. Rabbi Michael officiated the ceremony in three languages, English, Hebrew and Spanish and it made our whole, eclectic group feel included. I highly recommend to any interfaith couple about to get married to have Rabbi Michael in their wedding. He is the best so far. Thanks!!!!

Robert y Silvia Smith

Nuestra ceremonia fue oficiada por el Rabino Michael Rabbi y él fue increíble. La ceremonia fue bellísima y muy emotiva y el rabino nos dio un momento inolvidable que será recordado por siempre. El preparó un programa de acuerdo a nuestros requerimientos y pudimos incluir a algunos miembros de nuestras familias en los rituales. El Rabino Michael conectó con nuestros familiares y los hizo sentirse a gusto y bienvenidos en todo momento. Fue una ceremonia que gustó mucho nuestras familias y amigos y que fue entendida completamente. Fue oficiada en tres idiomas: inglés, español y hebreo lo que hizo que nuestro ecléctico grupo de amigos e invitados se sintieran incluidos. Recomendamos altamente al Rabino Michael para que oficie su boda. El es definitivamente el mejor. Muchas gracias por la atención.

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Amanda
Wedding:
3/9/2014
5.0/5.0
Rabbi Raab married us at The Strand on March 9, 2014 and we couldn't be happier. We have received so many compliments on the ceremony. The whole ceremony we felt calm and collected. We knew that Rabbi Raab was going to perform from the heart. He said everything we had discussed and we were so pleased with how the ceremony went. He was so professional, always responsive and flexible. I am so glad we found a rabbi who we absolutely adore and cannot wait for future events!
Rabbi Raab married us at The Strand on March 9, 2014 and we couldn't be happier. We have received so many compliments on Read more...
Rabbi Raab married us at The Strand on March 9, 2014 and we couldn't be happier. We have received so many compliments on the ceremony. The whole ceremony we felt calm and collected. We knew that Rabbi Raab was going to perform from the heart. He said everything we had discussed and we were so pleased with how the ceremony went. He was so professional, always responsive and flexible. I am so glad we found a rabbi who we absolutely adore and cannot wait for future events! Read less
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Luisa
Wedding:
3/8/2014
5.0/5.0
Rabbi Michael was an excellent officiant at our beach interfaith wedding (Jewish-Catholic). Very easy to work with and he was very caring. He provided us with a wonderful experience his words were very eloquent and everyone loved our ceremony. Not only did he help to make our ceremony interfaith, but he also helped make it tri-lingual (English, Spanish and Hebrew), the Rabbi was very considerate by making sure that he explained all of the Jewish traditions in Spanish for my family. We will recommend him for all of our family and friends.

El Rabino Michael fue un excelente oficiante en nuestra boda de religion Judia y Católica en la playa. Fue muy facil trabajar con el ya que es una persona muy cuidadosa. No solamente ayudo a que nuestra ceremonia fuera de dos religiones pero tambien nos ayudo hablando en tres idiomas (Ingles, Español and Hebreo). El rabino fue muy atento y especial asegurandose de explicar todas las tradiciones Judias en Español para mi familia que no habla ingles. Nosotros lo recomendamos a nuestros amigos y familiares.
Rabbi Michael was an excellent officiant at our beach interfaith wedding (Jewish-Catholic). Very easy to work with and he Read more...
Rabbi Michael was an excellent officiant at our beach interfaith wedding (Jewish-Catholic). Very easy to work with and he was very caring. He provided us with a wonderful experience his words were very eloquent and everyone loved our ceremony. Not only did he help to make our ceremony interfaith, but he also helped make it tri-lingual (English, Spanish and Hebrew), the Rabbi was very considerate by making sure that he explained all of the Jewish traditions in Spanish for my family. We will recommend him for all of our family and friends.

El Rabino Michael fue un excelente oficiante en nuestra boda de religion Judia y Católica en la playa. Fue muy facil trabajar con el ya que es una persona muy cuidadosa. No solamente ayudo a que nuestra ceremonia fuera de dos religiones pero tambien nos ayudo hablando en tres idiomas (Ingles, Español and Hebreo). El rabino fue muy atento y especial asegurandose de explicar todas las tradiciones Judias en Español para mi familia que no habla ingles. Nosotros lo recomendamos a nuestros amigos y familiares. Read less
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Nancy
Wedding:
12/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Rabbi Raab performed the wedding ceremony for my son and daughter-in-law and did a fabulous job of making it very special and personalized. He spoke in English, Spanish and Hebrew. He got to know us well and did a wonderful job of speaking about the bride and groom and their families. The ceremony was very special and was perfect.

At the reception, Rabbi Raab was the life of the party. He was so much fun and everyone had a fantastic time. Everyone fell in love with this man. He is a very caring individual and did everything to make the wedding a very special one.

Rabbi Raab had great communication before, during and after the wedding. He answered all our questions very promptly. He was very professional and flexible. His service was a great value. Just like all the reviews before this one, he gets only the highest marks. A great rabbi and a super nice man.
Rabbi Raab performed the wedding ceremony for my son and daughter-in-law and did a fabulous job of making it very special Read more...
Rabbi Raab performed the wedding ceremony for my son and daughter-in-law and did a fabulous job of making it very special and personalized. He spoke in English, Spanish and Hebrew. He got to know us well and did a wonderful job of speaking about the bride and groom and their families. The ceremony was very special and was perfect.

At the reception, Rabbi Raab was the life of the party. He was so much fun and everyone had a fantastic time. Everyone fell in love with this man. He is a very caring individual and did everything to make the wedding a very special one.

Rabbi Raab had great communication before, during and after the wedding. He answered all our questions very promptly. He was very professional and flexible. His service was a great value. Just like all the reviews before this one, he gets only the highest marks. A great rabbi and a super nice man. Read less
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Deanna
Wedding:
11/29/2013
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough good things about Rabbi Michael. I came to him in despair---trying to make a Catholic family (my husband's) and my family (Jewish) happy on our special day was tearing me apart! Rabbi Michael put me at ease the moment I spoke with him! He responded to my inquiry right away and spent an hour on the phone with me explaining to me the services he provides...which is basically anything that suits your needs! He works with you to design a personalized ceremony! We ended up having a Catholic ceremony first at a church (boring and dry), and then had Rabbi Michael meet us at the reception. His ceremony was the hit of the entire wedding. It was so personalized, educational, and all around beautiful! My husband and I were so pleased! If you need a Rabbi, Rabbi Michael is your guy, hands down.
I can't say enough good things about Rabbi Michael. I came to him in despair---trying to make a Catholic family (my Read more...
I can't say enough good things about Rabbi Michael. I came to him in despair---trying to make a Catholic family (my husband's) and my family (Jewish) happy on our special day was tearing me apart! Rabbi Michael put me at ease the moment I spoke with him! He responded to my inquiry right away and spent an hour on the phone with me explaining to me the services he provides...which is basically anything that suits your needs! He works with you to design a personalized ceremony! We ended up having a Catholic ceremony first at a church (boring and dry), and then had Rabbi Michael meet us at the reception. His ceremony was the hit of the entire wedding. It was so personalized, educational, and all around beautiful! My husband and I were so pleased! If you need a Rabbi, Rabbi Michael is your guy, hands down. Read less
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Yaniv
Wedding:
11/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Rabbi Michael Raab officiated our wedding in Hebrew, Spanish and English. He was very professional and provided the personal touch we were looking for. He included all the traditions we wanted which made our ceremony very special. We now have the perfect memories to share with family and friends for years to come. We couldn't be more grateful.

Sincerely,

Y & Y
Rabbi Michael Raab officiated our wedding in Hebrew, Spanish and English. He was very professional and provided the Read more...
Rabbi Michael Raab officiated our wedding in Hebrew, Spanish and English. He was very professional and provided the personal touch we were looking for. He included all the traditions we wanted which made our ceremony very special. We now have the perfect memories to share with family and friends for years to come. We couldn't be more grateful.

Sincerely,

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Daniel
Wedding:
11/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Rabbi Raab was easy to work with and very willing to go out of his way physically and professionally to make our experience a breeze! We had a beautiful, non-denominational, island wedding; to which the Rabbi added his personal flare and candid stories that helped both sides of the family understand how we both met, fell in love, and our journey into marriage. We are still hearing praises about how great the Rabbi's ceremony was! We honestly believe that our day could not have been as special without the unique words he placed together for us that day.
Rabbi Raab was easy to work with and very willing to go out of his way physically and professionally to make our Read more...
Rabbi Raab was easy to work with and very willing to go out of his way physically and professionally to make our experience a breeze! We had a beautiful, non-denominational, island wedding; to which the Rabbi added his personal flare and candid stories that helped both sides of the family understand how we both met, fell in love, and our journey into marriage. We are still hearing praises about how great the Rabbi's ceremony was! We honestly believe that our day could not have been as special without the unique words he placed together for us that day. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Rabbi Michael Raab conducted the most beautiful ceremony for my husband and I! We were so happy with the way everything turned out and our guests all complimented us on how beautiful the ceremony was. He made our ceremony unique and very special to our hearts, by incorporating English, Hebrew, and Spanish for my husband's family. They were surprised when they heard it, and it was a beautiful touch.
He promptly took care of the paperwork, and sent it out immediately afterwards. Rabbi Raab always answered my calls and made me feel extremely comfortable about any concerns I had. He came to the hotel as soon as I arrived in Florida, and from the time I hired him, he made the whole process very easy.
We give our sincerest thanks for a beautiful and most special ceremony!!! I highly recommend him to anyone in the Miami area.
Rabbi Michael Raab conducted the most beautiful ceremony for my husband and I! We were so happy with the way everything Read more...
Rabbi Michael Raab conducted the most beautiful ceremony for my husband and I! We were so happy with the way everything turned out and our guests all complimented us on how beautiful the ceremony was. He made our ceremony unique and very special to our hearts, by incorporating English, Hebrew, and Spanish for my husband's family. They were surprised when they heard it, and it was a beautiful touch.
He promptly took care of the paperwork, and sent it out immediately afterwards. Rabbi Raab always answered my calls and made me feel extremely comfortable about any concerns I had. He came to the hotel as soon as I arrived in Florida, and from the time I hired him, he made the whole process very easy.
We give our sincerest thanks for a beautiful and most special ceremony!!! I highly recommend him to anyone in the Miami area. Read less
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Sharon
Wedding:
10/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Rabbi Michael did our daughter's wedding in Sarasota Florida. Since she was raised Jewish and it was Friday night at 5:30 I asked him to do the blessing over the wine and challah for our Jewish relatives and friends and he did a wonderful job. The caterer set up the table for us on a terrace overlooking the bay and it was a sight we will never forget. Our daughter and son-in-law did not want anything religious so the rabbi talked about love and family. everybody loved it including the groom's side who was not Jewish. we were thrilled to find this wonderful rabbi.
Rabbi Michael did our daughter's wedding in Sarasota Florida. Since she was raised Jewish and it was Friday night at 5:30 Read more...
Rabbi Michael did our daughter's wedding in Sarasota Florida. Since she was raised Jewish and it was Friday night at 5:30 I asked him to do the blessing over the wine and challah for our Jewish relatives and friends and he did a wonderful job. The caterer set up the table for us on a terrace overlooking the bay and it was a sight we will never forget. Our daughter and son-in-law did not want anything religious so the rabbi talked about love and family. everybody loved it including the groom's side who was not Jewish. we were thrilled to find this wonderful rabbi. Read less
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Jessica & Ben
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Rabbi Raab was simply the best! From the very outset he took the time to get to know both of us and was able to combine our Catholic and Jewish traditions seamlessly. His personal stories of us were the perfect addition to a beautiful ceremony that he seamlessly co-officiated with a priest. He has always been there for us whenever we have needed anything and was an absolutely awesome officiant for our wedding! But beyond that, Rabbi Raab is truly our family's rabbi and we are simply blessed to have had him unite us in marriage! Thank you so much for making our special day perfect!
Rabbi Raab was simply the best! From the very outset he took the time to get to know both of us and was able to combine Read more...
Rabbi Raab was simply the best! From the very outset he took the time to get to know both of us and was able to combine our Catholic and Jewish traditions seamlessly. His personal stories of us were the perfect addition to a beautiful ceremony that he seamlessly co-officiated with a priest. He has always been there for us whenever we have needed anything and was an absolutely awesome officiant for our wedding! But beyond that, Rabbi Raab is truly our family's rabbi and we are simply blessed to have had him unite us in marriage! Thank you so much for making our special day perfect! Read less
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Sandy
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
My biggest concern for our destination, interfaith marriage, was not simply finding a Rabbi, but finding one who would take the time to get to know us, so our ceremony would be intimate and warm; and it was just that!
The first time we spoke to Rabbi Raab, we spent nearly an hour on the phone. We felt an instant connection with him, undoubtedly because of his warmth, kindness and good sense of humor!
Rabbi Raab listened carefully to our ideas, and offered many of his own, to blend elements of a traditional Jewish wedding into our interfaith marriage. Thanks to him the ceremony was filled with warmth. ALL of our guests complimented us on the beautiful ceremony, and thought Rabbi Raab had been our family Rabbi for years.
One of the greatest suggestions Rabbi Raab offered, was reciting a portion of the ceremony in French, because we had shared with him that a good portion of my family was coming from Belgium and did not understand English well. Not only were we touched by the effort he made to learn French, but it was truly moving to our family who traveled so far to share this day with us, to feel included! We never would have thought of this, and are so grateful that Rabbi Raab did! This is just one small example of how he takes the time to know you, and to create a ceremony that is unique to you.
His kindness, patience, and guidance helped make our journey to the aisle, and the ceremony the most beautiful and memorable experience! We look forward to Rabbi Raab being a part of our future together!
My biggest concern for our destination, interfaith marriage, was not simply finding a Rabbi, but finding one who would Read more...
My biggest concern for our destination, interfaith marriage, was not simply finding a Rabbi, but finding one who would take the time to get to know us, so our ceremony would be intimate and warm; and it was just that!
The first time we spoke to Rabbi Raab, we spent nearly an hour on the phone. We felt an instant connection with him, undoubtedly because of his warmth, kindness and good sense of humor!
Rabbi Raab listened carefully to our ideas, and offered many of his own, to blend elements of a traditional Jewish wedding into our interfaith marriage. Thanks to him the ceremony was filled with warmth. ALL of our guests complimented us on the beautiful ceremony, and thought Rabbi Raab had been our family Rabbi for years.
One of the greatest suggestions Rabbi Raab offered, was reciting a portion of the ceremony in French, because we had shared with him that a good portion of my family was coming from Belgium and did not understand English well. Not only were we touched by the effort he made to learn French, but it was truly moving to our family who traveled so far to share this day with us, to feel included! We never would have thought of this, and are so grateful that Rabbi Raab did! This is just one small example of how he takes the time to know you, and to create a ceremony that is unique to you.
His kindness, patience, and guidance helped make our journey to the aisle, and the ceremony the most beautiful and memorable experience! We look forward to Rabbi Raab being a part of our future together! Read less
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C
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
We really appreciate the fact that Rabbi Raab works with interfaith couples. The transition from Jewish to non-Jewish parts of the ceremony.was seamless. He made an effort to include personal comments about the bride and groom in the ceremony. He includes a katubah as part of the wedding package. And he was a lot of fun at the reception.

Margie and Robert
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We really appreciate the fact that Rabbi Raab works with interfaith couples. The transition from Jewish to non-Jewish parts of the ceremony.was seamless. He made an effort to include personal comments about the bride and groom in the ceremony. He includes a katubah as part of the wedding package. And he was a lot of fun at the reception.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Rabbi Michael Raab led a magnificent interfaith ceremony with Father Jorge Cortes in Cartagena for our wedding. The love and spirituality in every detail were breathtaking and with our families we were moved by Rabbi Raab's splendid words and benedictions. The thought and time that went into planning each part showed the dedication of the Rabbi, including his kind remarks during our welcoming cocktail. He is a generous spiritual leader for the community.

El Rabino Michael Raab lidero una ceremonia magnifica con el Padre Jorge Cortes en Cartagena con el motivo de nuestra boda. El amor y espiritualidad en cada detalle fueron emocionantes y con nuestras familias nos sentimos tocados por las esplendidas palabras y bendiciones del Rabino Raab. El tiempo que fue a la planeación de cada parte mostro la dedicación del Rabino, incluyendo su sentido discurso durante nuestro coctel de bienvenida. Es un generoso líder espiritual para la comunidad.
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Rabbi Michael Raab led a magnificent interfaith ceremony with Father Jorge Cortes in Cartagena for our wedding. The love and spirituality in every detail were breathtaking and with our families we were moved by Rabbi Raab's splendid words and benedictions. The thought and time that went into planning each part showed the dedication of the Rabbi, including his kind remarks during our welcoming cocktail. He is a generous spiritual leader for the community.

El Rabino Michael Raab lidero una ceremonia magnifica con el Padre Jorge Cortes en Cartagena con el motivo de nuestra boda. El amor y espiritualidad en cada detalle fueron emocionantes y con nuestras familias nos sentimos tocados por las esplendidas palabras y bendiciones del Rabino Raab. El tiempo que fue a la planeación de cada parte mostro la dedicación del Rabino, incluyendo su sentido discurso durante nuestro coctel de bienvenida. Es un generoso líder espiritual para la comunidad. Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Rabbi Raab performed the most moving and beautiful wedding ceremony for me and Luis. When he met with us weeks before the wedding we sat for several hours and got to know one another. We felt like we were talking iwth an old friend. Rabbi Raab is the nicest, kindest person, he is "there" for you in every way, spiritually and as a consultant, and good fieind. After our beautiful and moving ceremony ( all the guests were crying with happiness for us) Rabbi Raab joined us for dinner and met our families. He is now a PART of our family, forever. Thank you Rabbi Raab, for your wonderful friendship, spiritual guidance and constant support.

With thankfulness, sinceriity and love,
Lisa and Luis Androuin
Rabbi Raab performed the most moving and beautiful wedding ceremony for me and Luis. When he met with us weeks before the Read more...
Rabbi Raab performed the most moving and beautiful wedding ceremony for me and Luis. When he met with us weeks before the wedding we sat for several hours and got to know one another. We felt like we were talking iwth an old friend. Rabbi Raab is the nicest, kindest person, he is "there" for you in every way, spiritually and as a consultant, and good fieind. After our beautiful and moving ceremony ( all the guests were crying with happiness for us) Rabbi Raab joined us for dinner and met our families. He is now a PART of our family, forever. Thank you Rabbi Raab, for your wonderful friendship, spiritual guidance and constant support.

With thankfulness, sinceriity and love,
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Juan
Wedding:
5/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Originally a member of the my wife’s church was going to officiate our wedding, but when that person bailed on us just a couple days before wedding we had no idea what we were going to do. But when we first met Rabbi Michael Raab he was so helpful and pleasing to work with that we both knew that we everything was going to be alright and it was. Rabbi Michael Raab did such an amazing job at the ceremony that I don’t think anyone could have done a better job. Rabbi Michael Raab thank you for pulling through for us on such a short notice, and thank you for the amazing ceremony you perform.
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Originally a member of the my wife’s church was going to officiate our wedding, but when that person bailed on us just a couple days before wedding we had no idea what we were going to do. But when we first met Rabbi Michael Raab he was so helpful and pleasing to work with that we both knew that we everything was going to be alright and it was. Rabbi Michael Raab did such an amazing job at the ceremony that I don’t think anyone could have done a better job. Rabbi Michael Raab thank you for pulling through for us on such a short notice, and thank you for the amazing ceremony you perform. Read less
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Olha & Platon
Wedding:
4/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Rabbi Michael Raab is one of the most caring and kind people we have ever met. From the moment that we contacted him about our interfaith marriage he made us very comfortable and put us at ease about the whole ceremony. He kept in touch and listened to our ideas as well as offered some great suggestions of his own. He was kind enough to fly to Punta Cana and perform a beautiful ceremony including both our faiths as well as our Ukrainian culture in to the event. Our parents were thrilled. Rabbi Raab is also very easy going and a lot of fun. He stayed with us throughout the reception and even showed off his dancing skills. Rabbi Raab is not only a great Rabbi but a wonderful friend. We highly, highly recommend him. Thanks again Rabbi! Olha & Platon
Rabbi Michael Raab is one of the most caring and kind people we have ever met. From the moment that we contacted him about Read more...
Rabbi Michael Raab is one of the most caring and kind people we have ever met. From the moment that we contacted him about our interfaith marriage he made us very comfortable and put us at ease about the whole ceremony. He kept in touch and listened to our ideas as well as offered some great suggestions of his own. He was kind enough to fly to Punta Cana and perform a beautiful ceremony including both our faiths as well as our Ukrainian culture in to the event. Our parents were thrilled. Rabbi Raab is also very easy going and a lot of fun. He stayed with us throughout the reception and even showed off his dancing skills. Rabbi Raab is not only a great Rabbi but a wonderful friend. We highly, highly recommend him. Thanks again Rabbi! Olha & Platon Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
4/12/2013
5.0/5.0
I thought the hardest thing would be to find a rabbi to do an interfaith wedding. I was so relieved when Rabbi Michael contacted me and told me he could co-officiate with someone. He and Dr. Dan were wonderful! Most of the guests at the wedding were Catholic, so I loved how Rabbi encorporated an explaination of the Jewish traditions into our ceremony. Our guests loved their chemistry and they really made our day special.
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I thought the hardest thing would be to find a rabbi to do an interfaith wedding. I was so relieved when Rabbi Michael contacted me and told me he could co-officiate with someone. He and Dr. Dan were wonderful! Most of the guests at the wedding were Catholic, so I loved how Rabbi encorporated an explaination of the Jewish traditions into our ceremony. Our guests loved their chemistry and they really made our day special. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Rabbi Raab was wonderful and so kind! He took the time out to meet us for the first time and explain the details of our ceremony. My husband is Jewish and I'm a Christian who's parents dont' speak any english. He made sure to include both faiths equally during our ceremony as well as translating versus into spanish for my parents. The ceremony on the day of our wedding was beautiful.
Rabbi Raab was wonderful and so kind! He took the time out to meet us for the first time and explain the details of our Read more...
Rabbi Raab was wonderful and so kind! He took the time out to meet us for the first time and explain the details of our ceremony. My husband is Jewish and I'm a Christian who's parents dont' speak any english. He made sure to include both faiths equally during our ceremony as well as translating versus into spanish for my parents. The ceremony on the day of our wedding was beautiful. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
3/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Rabbi Michael Raab was an excellent officiant at my beach wedding! He is very professional, but also has a sense of humor, and truly cares! It was an honor to be wed by him :)
Rabbi Michael Raab was an excellent officiant at my beach wedding! He is very professional, but also has a sense of humor, Read more...
Rabbi Michael Raab was an excellent officiant at my beach wedding! He is very professional, but also has a sense of humor, and truly cares! It was an honor to be wed by him :) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
3/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Our priest was running late and the weather was not on our side, but Rabbi Michael kept everything running smoothly and when the priest arrived they both did a fantastic job. We would highly recommend both of these officiants.
Our priest was running late and the weather was not on our side, but Rabbi Michael kept everything running smoothly and Read more...
Our priest was running late and the weather was not on our side, but Rabbi Michael kept everything running smoothly and when the priest arrived they both did a fantastic job. We would highly recommend both of these officiants. Read less
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Gail
Wedding:
3/1/2013
5.0/5.0
There is a Jewish proverb that says: God is a great matchmaker — and we concur.
While we waited a long time to find one another, we are a great match — stronger together and more in love every day; we couldn't be happier. And when we decided to actually join in marriage, we were led to Rabbi Michael Raab— a great match too. We commend him on striking just the right tone for our ceremony — humor, warmth and spirituality. The effect of Hebrew, English and Spanish during the most intimate moments was extraordinarily beautiful and the time he spent getting to know us before was extremely clear to our family and friends…and to us….and invaluable.
Thank you. Many blessings for all.
There is a Jewish proverb that says: God is a great matchmaker — and we concur.
While we waited a long time to find Read more...
There is a Jewish proverb that says: God is a great matchmaker — and we concur.
While we waited a long time to find one another, we are a great match — stronger together and more in love every day; we couldn't be happier. And when we decided to actually join in marriage, we were led to Rabbi Michael Raab— a great match too. We commend him on striking just the right tone for our ceremony — humor, warmth and spirituality. The effect of Hebrew, English and Spanish during the most intimate moments was extraordinarily beautiful and the time he spent getting to know us before was extremely clear to our family and friends…and to us….and invaluable.
Thank you. Many blessings for all. Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
2/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Rabbi Raab officiated our wedding last weekend. We wanted a traditional jewish ceremony and he came through with flying colors. He created the exact ceremony we had asked him for and was so accomodating and helpful throughout the whole process of planning the ceremony. He made us feel very comfortable and we were both able to really enjoy the special moment of getting married. I highlly recommend Rabbi Raab for your wedding day.
Heather
Rabbi Raab officiated our wedding last weekend. We wanted a traditional jewish ceremony and he came through with flying Read more...
Rabbi Raab officiated our wedding last weekend. We wanted a traditional jewish ceremony and he came through with flying colors. He created the exact ceremony we had asked him for and was so accomodating and helpful throughout the whole process of planning the ceremony. He made us feel very comfortable and we were both able to really enjoy the special moment of getting married. I highlly recommend Rabbi Raab for your wedding day.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Rabbi Raab truly made our big day even more special. He was so thoughtful and creative and blended my Buddhist background with my husband's Jewish faith perfectly. Our families and friends loved him and thought he did an amazing job too!
Rabbi Raab truly made our big day even more special. He was so thoughtful and creative and blended my Buddhist background Read more...
Rabbi Raab truly made our big day even more special. He was so thoughtful and creative and blended my Buddhist background with my husband's Jewish faith perfectly. Our families and friends loved him and thought he did an amazing job too! Read less
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Colin
Wedding:
1/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Rabbi Michael

Nadya and I would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our special day so unforgettable. The fact Nadya comes from Ukraine, I come from Scotland and the wedding was in Naples you helped to make both our families comfortable and supported us before the wedding and made our ceremony so special for us and even surprised us with your Russian too  You are a special man and forever will have a special place in our hearts

Nadya and Colin
Rabbi Michael

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Rabbi Michael

Nadya and I would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our special day so unforgettable. The fact Nadya comes from Ukraine, I come from Scotland and the wedding was in Naples you helped to make both our families comfortable and supported us before the wedding and made our ceremony so special for us and even surprised us with your Russian too  You are a special man and forever will have a special place in our hearts

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Rebecca & Michael
Wedding:
12/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Rabbi Raab did a great job for our wedding. We were quick to make a connection with Michael. He did an excellent job of catering to our wishes for the ceremony. Finally, our ceremony was a beautiful celebration of our love, and we couldn't have asked for a better officiant.
Rabbi Raab did a great job for our wedding. We were quick to make a connection with Michael. He did an excellent job of Read more...
Rabbi Raab did a great job for our wedding. We were quick to make a connection with Michael. He did an excellent job of catering to our wishes for the ceremony. Finally, our ceremony was a beautiful celebration of our love, and we couldn't have asked for a better officiant. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Rabbi Raab was simply amazing. He made us feel comfortable and relaxed during the wedding.
He spoke and explained the ceremony in English, Spanish and Hebrew which made it that much more special. We got to know him a bit more during the events that lead to the wedding. He is a nice and easy to talk to. I highly recommend his service. Our wedding was in Quito-Ecuador.
Rabbi Raab was simply amazing. He made us feel comfortable and relaxed during the wedding.
He spoke and explained the Read more...
Rabbi Raab was simply amazing. He made us feel comfortable and relaxed during the wedding.
He spoke and explained the ceremony in English, Spanish and Hebrew which made it that much more special. We got to know him a bit more during the events that lead to the wedding. He is a nice and easy to talk to. I highly recommend his service. Our wedding was in Quito-Ecuador. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Could not have asked for a better officiant! Rabbi Raab was very responsive and flexible while planning the wedding and provided us with a perfect ceremony! I would highly recommend him to all!
Could not have asked for a better officiant! Rabbi Raab was very responsive and flexible while planning the wedding and Read more...
Could not have asked for a better officiant! Rabbi Raab was very responsive and flexible while planning the wedding and provided us with a perfect ceremony! I would highly recommend him to all! Read less
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jennifer
Wedding:
11/11/2012
5.0/5.0
hello everyone and congrats on your big day...let me start off by saying that i neverrr in my lifeeee though finding the perfect rabbi could have been so stressful especially for interfaith marriage. the day finally came where i had to get on the phones and start my research....as everyone else, i googled every keyword for my needs. the 1st link was Rabbi Raab.. when i called him it was as if we had known each other for so many years and its almost as if he knew exacttlyyyy what i was looking for just by speaking with me...the most special touch is when i told him we have a 4 year old and right away he suggested we did something special for her and do a sand ceremony undr the huppa... not only that...but considering my husbands family is catholic and spanish speaking, he explained duringthe ceremony in spanish about the huppa and the jewish ceremony..i pray the camera man caught the gasp of air and awwwssss everyone expressed when they heard him speaking spanish.. rabbi you are a trueeee definition of a gret person adn rabbi.. besides always following up, returning calls and being ontime.. i am veryyy greatful for your help services and bonding of my family!!! with love and admiration and as i am tearing up writing you this you are forever in our family!!
hello everyone and congrats on your big day...let me start off by saying that i neverrr in my lifeeee though finding the Read more...
hello everyone and congrats on your big day...let me start off by saying that i neverrr in my lifeeee though finding the perfect rabbi could have been so stressful especially for interfaith marriage. the day finally came where i had to get on the phones and start my research....as everyone else, i googled every keyword for my needs. the 1st link was Rabbi Raab.. when i called him it was as if we had known each other for so many years and its almost as if he knew exacttlyyyy what i was looking for just by speaking with me...the most special touch is when i told him we have a 4 year old and right away he suggested we did something special for her and do a sand ceremony undr the huppa... not only that...but considering my husbands family is catholic and spanish speaking, he explained duringthe ceremony in spanish about the huppa and the jewish ceremony..i pray the camera man caught the gasp of air and awwwssss everyone expressed when they heard him speaking spanish.. rabbi you are a trueeee definition of a gret person adn rabbi.. besides always following up, returning calls and being ontime.. i am veryyy greatful for your help services and bonding of my family!!! with love and admiration and as i am tearing up writing you this you are forever in our family!! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
11/10/2012
5.0/5.0
Rabbi Michael was personable, compassionate, understanding and flexible. He made me feel like I knew him for years rather than just a short while. He listened to our story on how we met and our first conversation lasted almost an hour. I felt very comfortable and trustworthy from the beginning. I was nervous about having a mixed ceremony but he put me at ease and made sure to integrate the Jewish faith seemlessly. He answered all of my questions and concerns and was very responsive. I highly recommend Rabbi Michael Raab!
Rabbi Michael was personable, compassionate, understanding and flexible. He made me feel like I knew him for years rather Read more...
Rabbi Michael was personable, compassionate, understanding and flexible. He made me feel like I knew him for years rather than just a short while. He listened to our story on how we met and our first conversation lasted almost an hour. I felt very comfortable and trustworthy from the beginning. I was nervous about having a mixed ceremony but he put me at ease and made sure to integrate the Jewish faith seemlessly. He answered all of my questions and concerns and was very responsive. I highly recommend Rabbi Michael Raab! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Beautiful service. Easy to work with and always available to discuss questions we had.
Beautiful service. Easy to work with and always available to discuss questions we had.
Beautiful service. Easy to work with and always available to discuss questions we had. Read less
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Carmen
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Rabbi Michael Raab exceeded our expectations on our wedding day, September 22nd at the Venetian Golf and River Club in Nokomis, FL. From the moment we met him, he was everything you can expect from a Minister of God. Three days prior to our wedding, he organized a conference call and went through all the steps of the wedding ceremony. He co-officiated our wedding in a wonderful way with Dr. Daniel Lamey, whom we met through him. He has been sent from heaven to us and I highly recommend him if you want to have an unforgettable wedding like ours. All of our guests praised his labor of love during our outstanding and awesome wedding ceremony.

Carmen and Stuart
Married by Rabbi Michael Raab on 9.22.2012
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Rabbi Michael Raab exceeded our expectations on our wedding day, September 22nd at the Venetian Golf and River Club in Nokomis, FL. From the moment we met him, he was everything you can expect from a Minister of God. Three days prior to our wedding, he organized a conference call and went through all the steps of the wedding ceremony. He co-officiated our wedding in a wonderful way with Dr. Daniel Lamey, whom we met through him. He has been sent from heaven to us and I highly recommend him if you want to have an unforgettable wedding like ours. All of our guests praised his labor of love during our outstanding and awesome wedding ceremony.

Carmen and Stuart
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Flora
Wedding:
7/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Rabbi was wonderful to us and did a beautiful ceremony ........
Would highly recommend Rabbi Rabb.....
Rabbi was wonderful to us and did a beautiful ceremony ........
Would highly recommend Rabbi Rabb.....
Rabbi was wonderful to us and did a beautiful ceremony ........
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erhubz
Wedding:
5/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Amazing in every way!! Couldn't be more pleased!
Amazing in every way!! Couldn't be more pleased!
Amazing in every way!! Couldn't be more pleased! Read less
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kirsten
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Rabbi Michael Raab made our wedding extra special. He was not only professional but so much fun. The ceremony was beautiful and he was the life of the party at the reception. His dancing skills are amazing. We feel lucky to have had the pleasure of meeting Rabbi Raab and would recommend him again and again.
Rabbi Michael Raab made our wedding extra special. He was not only professional but so much fun. The ceremony was Read more...
Rabbi Michael Raab made our wedding extra special. He was not only professional but so much fun. The ceremony was beautiful and he was the life of the party at the reception. His dancing skills are amazing. We feel lucky to have had the pleasure of meeting Rabbi Raab and would recommend him again and again. Read less
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annelich
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
Rabbi Michael Raab has got to be the best Rabbi by far. This was the second marriage for both my husband and I and he made our ceremony so personal and memorable. My husband said he felt totally relaxed becuase of the this Rabbi. I forgot the marriage license at home and he took care of sending it to the clerk and it was in the county system when we got back from our honeymoon. He made my day so stress free and our beach wedding so perfect!! I highly recommend him.
Rabbi Michael Raab has got to be the best Rabbi by far. This was the second marriage for both my husband and I and he made Read more...
Rabbi Michael Raab has got to be the best Rabbi by far. This was the second marriage for both my husband and I and he made our ceremony so personal and memorable. My husband said he felt totally relaxed becuase of the this Rabbi. I forgot the marriage license at home and he took care of sending it to the clerk and it was in the county system when we got back from our honeymoon. He made my day so stress free and our beach wedding so perfect!! I highly recommend him. Read less
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Dana C
Wedding:
4/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Rabbi Michael along with Fr. Luis made our wedding day truly special. It was perfect! Our ceremony was a perfect blend and all our guests including us were touched.
Rabbi Michael along with Fr. Luis made our wedding day truly special. It was perfect! Our ceremony was a perfect blend and Read more...
Rabbi Michael along with Fr. Luis made our wedding day truly special. It was perfect! Our ceremony was a perfect blend and all our guests including us were touched. Read less
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Brooke
Wedding:
4/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Rabbi raab was a pleasure to work with. He did exactly what we asked and we had a wedding that will never be forgotten.
Rabbi raab was a pleasure to work with. He did exactly what we asked and we had a wedding that will never be forgotten.
Rabbi raab was a pleasure to work with. He did exactly what we asked and we had a wedding that will never be forgotten. Read less
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Birgit
Wedding:
3/25/2012
5.0/5.0
The Ceremony was beautiful! I had people coming up to me and really loved it.
The Ceremony was beautiful! I had people coming up to me and really loved it.
The Ceremony was beautiful! I had people coming up to me and really loved it. Read less
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Jay
Wedding:
3/10/2012
5.0/5.0
Our wedding included both Judaism and Catholicism. Rabbi Michael Raab worked very well with Father Joaquin Perez. The ceremony was very inclusive of both religions and very fluid. The guests were very happy about both religions being represented so well. Rabbi Michael is very personable and we would highly recommend him.
Our wedding included both Judaism and Catholicism. Rabbi Michael Raab worked very well with Father Joaquin Perez. The Read more...
Our wedding included both Judaism and Catholicism. Rabbi Michael Raab worked very well with Father Joaquin Perez. The ceremony was very inclusive of both religions and very fluid. The guests were very happy about both religions being represented so well. Rabbi Michael is very personable and we would highly recommend him. Read less
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EKTalley
Wedding:
3/10/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I are from different ethnic and religious backgrounds. Rabbi Michael was not only professional but he really did a great job incorporating our cultures into the ceremony. He also was great at taking our suggestions, blending them with his own and made them come together beautifully. He was really instrumental in making our wedding day very special.
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My husband and I are from different ethnic and religious backgrounds. Rabbi Michael was not only professional but he really did a great job incorporating our cultures into the ceremony. He also was great at taking our suggestions, blending them with his own and made them come together beautifully. He was really instrumental in making our wedding day very special. Read less
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Richard & Diana
Wedding:
2/19/2012
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend Rabbi Michael Raab for everybody of Jewish faith and Jewish interfaith wedding ceremonies. Rabbi Raab is the most compassionate, kind, caring, and warm person, and he truly puts his heart in to marrying couples. His officiating performance has touched my guests' hearts and we all truly enjoyed his service for us of my wedding. We had him stay for the reception event after the ceremony which he participated in the joy of our celebration. His fee(s) is/are honest and reasonable, he provided the poles for the chuppah and the Ketubah. He is a very heartwarming Rabbi I have ever met. You will never regret it. It is all well worth it. My wife and I plan to have him for our future events such as the baby blessing ceremony, etc.
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I highly recommend Rabbi Michael Raab for everybody of Jewish faith and Jewish interfaith wedding ceremonies. Rabbi Raab is the most compassionate, kind, caring, and warm person, and he truly puts his heart in to marrying couples. His officiating performance has touched my guests' hearts and we all truly enjoyed his service for us of my wedding. We had him stay for the reception event after the ceremony which he participated in the joy of our celebration. His fee(s) is/are honest and reasonable, he provided the poles for the chuppah and the Ketubah. He is a very heartwarming Rabbi I have ever met. You will never regret it. It is all well worth it. My wife and I plan to have him for our future events such as the baby blessing ceremony, etc. Read less
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pearlmar
Wedding:
1/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Rabbi Michael Raab is the consummate professional and a terrific officiant to those who might be seeking a rabbi for their wedding day. During the wedding planning process, which can a bit stressful, Rabbi Michael quickly answered our questions that came up and was a calming influence that got us prepared for the big day. On the day of the event at Deering Estate in Miami, 01/28/12, he was early to arrive and set up. In addition, he did a fantastic job officiating the wedding and explained the rituals to the audience in a very lucid, clear manner. Following the wedding, I received so much positive feedback about the Rabbi from my guests. For anybody who is unsure about who to select as an officiant, you can rest assure that if you choose Rabbi Michael Raab you will get a responsible, hard working, and excellent rabbi for your ceremony.
Rabbi Michael Raab is the consummate professional and a terrific officiant to those who might be seeking a rabbi for their Read more...
Rabbi Michael Raab is the consummate professional and a terrific officiant to those who might be seeking a rabbi for their wedding day. During the wedding planning process, which can a bit stressful, Rabbi Michael quickly answered our questions that came up and was a calming influence that got us prepared for the big day. On the day of the event at Deering Estate in Miami, 01/28/12, he was early to arrive and set up. In addition, he did a fantastic job officiating the wedding and explained the rituals to the audience in a very lucid, clear manner. Following the wedding, I received so much positive feedback about the Rabbi from my guests. For anybody who is unsure about who to select as an officiant, you can rest assure that if you choose Rabbi Michael Raab you will get a responsible, hard working, and excellent rabbi for your ceremony. Read less
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mkm1
Wedding:
1/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Rabbi Michael performed our Jewish wedding ceremony on 1/14/12 at South Seas Island Resort in Captiva, FL. Throughout the entire wedding planning process, he was warm, caring, extremely flexible and knowledgable. He made great recommendations that we used on our wedding day He is a wonderful person and Rabbi. He took the time to meet with members of my family to get to know everyone and make sure there were no outstanding questions or concerns. The actual ceremony he performed was beautiful and he did a perfect job.

I recommend Rabbi Michael Raab without any reservations!

Marti Markus
Rabbi Michael performed our Jewish wedding ceremony on 1/14/12 at South Seas Island Resort in Captiva, FL. Throughout the Read more...
Rabbi Michael performed our Jewish wedding ceremony on 1/14/12 at South Seas Island Resort in Captiva, FL. Throughout the entire wedding planning process, he was warm, caring, extremely flexible and knowledgable. He made great recommendations that we used on our wedding day He is a wonderful person and Rabbi. He took the time to meet with members of my family to get to know everyone and make sure there were no outstanding questions or concerns. The actual ceremony he performed was beautiful and he did a perfect job.

I recommend Rabbi Michael Raab without any reservations!

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Emily & Jay
Wedding:
12/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Rabbi Michael co-officiated our wedding. We could not have been more pleased. We were planning an interfaith destination wedding. We feel extremely lucky to have been referred to Rabbi Michael who worked so well with Dr. Dan. Because we were planning from 1,400 miles away we had limited time to meet in-person. Rabbi Michael was great via e-mail-very timely in his response. Since only had 1 in-person meeting prior to our wedding, Rabbi Michael scheduled a few phone conversations with us in order to prepare for our ceremony. The interfaith ceremony was beautiful- our guests continue to compliment how well our officiants worked together. Rabbi Michael was great with both of our families and did a fantastic job with an impromptu blessing requested by our parents at the reception. For these reasons and more we highly recommend Rabbi Michael for your special day.
Rabbi Michael co-officiated our wedding. We could not have been more pleased. We were planning an interfaith destination Read more...
Rabbi Michael co-officiated our wedding. We could not have been more pleased. We were planning an interfaith destination wedding. We feel extremely lucky to have been referred to Rabbi Michael who worked so well with Dr. Dan. Because we were planning from 1,400 miles away we had limited time to meet in-person. Rabbi Michael was great via e-mail-very timely in his response. Since only had 1 in-person meeting prior to our wedding, Rabbi Michael scheduled a few phone conversations with us in order to prepare for our ceremony. The interfaith ceremony was beautiful- our guests continue to compliment how well our officiants worked together. Rabbi Michael was great with both of our families and did a fantastic job with an impromptu blessing requested by our parents at the reception. For these reasons and more we highly recommend Rabbi Michael for your special day. Read less
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Beth
Wedding:
11/26/2011
5.0/5.0
Rabbi Raab truly helped make our wedding so special and fantastic. I would highly recommend him for anyone who is having either an interfaith wedding or traditional jewish ceremony. He added so much to an already wonderful celebration!
Rabbi Raab truly helped make our wedding so special and fantastic. I would highly recommend him for anyone who is having Read more...
Rabbi Raab truly helped make our wedding so special and fantastic. I would highly recommend him for anyone who is having either an interfaith wedding or traditional jewish ceremony. He added so much to an already wonderful celebration! Read less
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TeamWade
Wedding:
11/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Rabbi Michael Raab was fantastic. He worked around my busy schedule during the planning states. My husband and I had run into a a small issue the morning of the ceremony and Rabbi Raab assured us everything would be perfect and it was. He performed the ceremony without a hitch. Everything went according to plan and Rabbi Raab had so much to do with that. Thank you Rabbi, we could not have asked for a better ceremony to join two families as one.
Rabbi Michael Raab was fantastic. He worked around my busy schedule during the planning states. My husband and I had run Read more...
Rabbi Michael Raab was fantastic. He worked around my busy schedule during the planning states. My husband and I had run into a a small issue the morning of the ceremony and Rabbi Raab assured us everything would be perfect and it was. He performed the ceremony without a hitch. Everything went according to plan and Rabbi Raab had so much to do with that. Thank you Rabbi, we could not have asked for a better ceremony to join two families as one. Read less
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asn1022
Wedding:
10/22/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I have different religious backgrounds (he is Lutheran, I am Sikh) and both of my parents are deceased. As a result, we decided on doing a spiritual ceremony at our wedding that would honor both of our backgrounds. I was a little nervous doing a spiritual ceremony since I know many people aren't familiar with the Sikh religion.

Rabbi Michael provided us with an absolutely beautiful ceremony that included both of our religions and honored both of my parents. He was very patient, knowledgeable, and respectful of our individual wishes. He took the time to research various things about my religion and was very respectful of little traditional Indian touches that we added to the ceremony. The various readings he included were incredibly moving (but not cheesy)--our guests commented the entire night at the reception that it felt like a very personal and intimate wedding ceremony.

Rabbi Michael was on time on the wedding day (funny because we were an hour late starting due to a power outage in the entire city!), was very quick to reply to emails and phone calls, and was very calm and professional on our wedding day despite the chaos. Prior to the wedding, I thought that I was going to cry during the entire ceremony but Rabbi Michael's calm voice/nature kept me focused in the moment...and everything turned out beautifully. I'm so incredibly grateful that he made our wedding day so beautiful and rich with love. :) It was truly a memorable event. (On a final note, we received our wedding license right after we got home from the honeymoon as he submitted everything right away.)

All in all, I am so incredibly happy and proud to have our ceremony officiated by Rabbi Michael and I would recommend his services to anyone. :-)
My husband and I have different religious backgrounds (he is Lutheran, I am Sikh) and both of my parents are deceased. As Read more...
My husband and I have different religious backgrounds (he is Lutheran, I am Sikh) and both of my parents are deceased. As a result, we decided on doing a spiritual ceremony at our wedding that would honor both of our backgrounds. I was a little nervous doing a spiritual ceremony since I know many people aren't familiar with the Sikh religion.

Rabbi Michael provided us with an absolutely beautiful ceremony that included both of our religions and honored both of my parents. He was very patient, knowledgeable, and respectful of our individual wishes. He took the time to research various things about my religion and was very respectful of little traditional Indian touches that we added to the ceremony. The various readings he included were incredibly moving (but not cheesy)--our guests commented the entire night at the reception that it felt like a very personal and intimate wedding ceremony.

Rabbi Michael was on time on the wedding day (funny because we were an hour late starting due to a power outage in the entire city!), was very quick to reply to emails and phone calls, and was very calm and professional on our wedding day despite the chaos. Prior to the wedding, I thought that I was going to cry during the entire ceremony but Rabbi Michael's calm voice/nature kept me focused in the moment...and everything turned out beautifully. I'm so incredibly grateful that he made our wedding day so beautiful and rich with love. :) It was truly a memorable event. (On a final note, we received our wedding license right after we got home from the honeymoon as he submitted everything right away.)

All in all, I am so incredibly happy and proud to have our ceremony officiated by Rabbi Michael and I would recommend his services to anyone. :-) Read less
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Gary
Wedding:
9/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Rabbi Raab performed.such a lovely ceremony for our family and friends. He is a kind,caring, & well spoken man who we are grateful to call as our new friend.
Tammy and Gary Frost, Aventura, Florida.
Rabbi Raab performed.such a lovely ceremony for our family and friends. He is a kind,caring, & well spoken man who we are Read more...
Rabbi Raab performed.such a lovely ceremony for our family and friends. He is a kind,caring, & well spoken man who we are grateful to call as our new friend.
Tammy and Gary Frost, Aventura, Florida. Read less
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Tiffany
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
Rabbi Michael was absolutely the best rabbi I could have ever hoped for. It truly was bashert (meant to be) that we came across him. He was totally willing to co-officiate our interfaith ceremony with my husbands pastor from his hometown. When the pastor cancelled, I called Rabbi Michael and asked him if he knew anyone he had done interfaith ceremonies with, and he didn't hesitate for a second. He introduced us to Dr. Dan Lamey and the two of them performed the most beautiful ceremony. They drove 4 hours to come and meet my husband and I at my parents house 6 months before the wedding. They asked us about our story, ideas about our ceremony and helped us with suggestions. Rabbi Michael (and Dr. Dan) gave us the perfect, concise, heartfelt and sincere interfaith ceremony that we could have dreamed of. You can watch it here! http://vimeo.com/25788533 I would recommend Rabbi Michael for any Jewish or interfaith wedding in a heartbeat.
Rabbi Michael was absolutely the best rabbi I could have ever hoped for. It truly was bashert (meant to be) that we came Read more...
Rabbi Michael was absolutely the best rabbi I could have ever hoped for. It truly was bashert (meant to be) that we came across him. He was totally willing to co-officiate our interfaith ceremony with my husbands pastor from his hometown. When the pastor cancelled, I called Rabbi Michael and asked him if he knew anyone he had done interfaith ceremonies with, and he didn't hesitate for a second. He introduced us to Dr. Dan Lamey and the two of them performed the most beautiful ceremony. They drove 4 hours to come and meet my husband and I at my parents house 6 months before the wedding. They asked us about our story, ideas about our ceremony and helped us with suggestions. Rabbi Michael (and Dr. Dan) gave us the perfect, concise, heartfelt and sincere interfaith ceremony that we could have dreamed of. You can watch it here! http://vimeo.com/25788533 I would recommend Rabbi Michael for any Jewish or interfaith wedding in a heartbeat. Read less
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MISH
Wedding:
5/14/2011
5.0/5.0
I am Jewish and my husband is Catholic. Rabbi Michael was amazing. He performed a beautiful ceremony in both English and Spanish. It was a very memorable and beautiful experience.
I am Jewish and my husband is Catholic. Rabbi Michael was amazing. He performed a beautiful ceremony in both English and Read more...
I am Jewish and my husband is Catholic. Rabbi Michael was amazing. He performed a beautiful ceremony in both English and Spanish. It was a very memorable and beautiful experience. Read less
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Claudia&Steve
Wedding:
4/16/2011
5.0/5.0
We highly recommend Rabbi Michael Raab and are so lucky we found him. As soon as we met, we felt like we knew him forever. He made us feel very comfortable right from the start. We knew we were in good hands. Rabbi Michael co-officiated with Father Joaquin and they conducted an amazing service. So many of our family and friends continue to rave about the job they did. It was a beautiful ceremony that included important parts of both our religions. We are so thankful to Rabbi Michael Raab for making our ceremony such a memorable and happy experience.
We highly recommend Rabbi Michael Raab and are so lucky we found him. As soon as we met, we felt like we knew him forever. Read more...
We highly recommend Rabbi Michael Raab and are so lucky we found him. As soon as we met, we felt like we knew him forever. He made us feel very comfortable right from the start. We knew we were in good hands. Rabbi Michael co-officiated with Father Joaquin and they conducted an amazing service. So many of our family and friends continue to rave about the job they did. It was a beautiful ceremony that included important parts of both our religions. We are so thankful to Rabbi Michael Raab for making our ceremony such a memorable and happy experience. Read less
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sher
Wedding:
2/19/2011
5.0/5.0
Rabbi Michael did an amazing job at my wedding. Everyone at our wedding told us how great of a performance he put on and that it was the nicest ceremony they had ever attended. I'm so glad we went with him!
Rabbi Michael did an amazing job at my wedding. Everyone at our wedding told us how great of a performance he put on and Read more...
Rabbi Michael did an amazing job at my wedding. Everyone at our wedding told us how great of a performance he put on and that it was the nicest ceremony they had ever attended. I'm so glad we went with him! Read less
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Evan
Wedding:
12/7/2013
4.9/5.0
Rabbi Michael Raab was fantastic to partner with throughout the wedding planning process. He was kind, patient, responsive and worked to make sure that my husband and I were comfortable with our ceremony and everything leading up to it. When there was some concern from our family regarding the interfaith nature of the wedding, he spent the extra time to have a long conversation with our families to ensure they felt included and understood where we were coming from. We got numerous notes about how personalized and wonderful our ceremony was thanks to the officiating. We would highly recommend him to other couples that are in need of a rabbi. Thank you for everything Rabbi!
Rabbi Michael Raab was fantastic to partner with throughout the wedding planning process. He was kind, patient, responsive Read more...
Rabbi Michael Raab was fantastic to partner with throughout the wedding planning process. He was kind, patient, responsive and worked to make sure that my husband and I were comfortable with our ceremony and everything leading up to it. When there was some concern from our family regarding the interfaith nature of the wedding, he spent the extra time to have a long conversation with our families to ensure they felt included and understood where we were coming from. We got numerous notes about how personalized and wonderful our ceremony was thanks to the officiating. We would highly recommend him to other couples that are in need of a rabbi. Thank you for everything Rabbi! Read less
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Adam
Wedding:
5/5/2013
4.9/5.0
Rabbi Raab was fantastic. The time he invested to get to really know my fiance and I shows not only his professionalism but his personal dedication to the work he does. He wrote and delivered very eloquent remarks about us that demonstrated to us and to our guests that he had come to know us and added personal touch that made our service especially lovely.
Rabbi Raab was fantastic. The time he invested to get to really know my fiance and I shows not only his professionalism Read more...
Rabbi Raab was fantastic. The time he invested to get to really know my fiance and I shows not only his professionalism but his personal dedication to the work he does. He wrote and delivered very eloquent remarks about us that demonstrated to us and to our guests that he had come to know us and added personal touch that made our service especially lovely. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
Rabbi Raab was very easy to work with and personalized our service. It was beautiful and exactly what we had hoped for.
Rabbi Raab was very easy to work with and personalized our service. It was beautiful and exactly what we had hoped for.
Rabbi Raab was very easy to work with and personalized our service. It was beautiful and exactly what we had hoped for. Read less
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Emily305
Wedding:
6/2/2012
4.9/5.0
My husband is of the Jewish faith and I am of the Christian faith. I found Rabbi Michael to be very embracing of both our faiths and did not make me feel disconnected from my fiancée (at the time) faith or from my own. He has wonderful ideas on not only marrying us, but our faiths as well. He communicated with my officiant and together they performed a beautiful ceremony for us. We were so pleased, many of our guest commented on how nice it was. Rabbi Michael combines, tradition, faith and fun in to one perfect bundle. I loved that he was bilingual in Spanish, as well; thus when my fiancée spoke Hebrew during the ceremony I could recite in Spanish (gives you a run down of ceremony for practicing) for my part. My only regret is that we do not live close enough to attend in services Rabbi Michael might hold. Truly a great experience!!
My husband is of the Jewish faith and I am of the Christian faith. I found Rabbi Michael to be very embracing of both our Read more...
My husband is of the Jewish faith and I am of the Christian faith. I found Rabbi Michael to be very embracing of both our faiths and did not make me feel disconnected from my fiancée (at the time) faith or from my own. He has wonderful ideas on not only marrying us, but our faiths as well. He communicated with my officiant and together they performed a beautiful ceremony for us. We were so pleased, many of our guest commented on how nice it was. Rabbi Michael combines, tradition, faith and fun in to one perfect bundle. I loved that he was bilingual in Spanish, as well; thus when my fiancée spoke Hebrew during the ceremony I could recite in Spanish (gives you a run down of ceremony for practicing) for my part. My only regret is that we do not live close enough to attend in services Rabbi Michael might hold. Truly a great experience!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Rabbi Raab was really a pleasure to work with. We were very apprehensive with the idea of hiring a rabbi to do our ceremony over the phone (destination wedding, rabbi lives in Florida, we do not) but felt an immediate comfort with him from our first call. He was very helpful in getting us on track in a very un-pushy way--my wife and I didn't have a lot of preconceived ideas about our ceremony and are by nature slackers. So, rabbi helped us understand some options and was good about making us stay on track to make all necessary decisions. And the ceremony turned out great and he did a very nice job! We really couldn't have hoped for more.
Rabbi Raab was really a pleasure to work with. We were very apprehensive with the idea of hiring a rabbi to do our Read more...
Rabbi Raab was really a pleasure to work with. We were very apprehensive with the idea of hiring a rabbi to do our ceremony over the phone (destination wedding, rabbi lives in Florida, we do not) but felt an immediate comfort with him from our first call. He was very helpful in getting us on track in a very un-pushy way--my wife and I didn't have a lot of preconceived ideas about our ceremony and are by nature slackers. So, rabbi helped us understand some options and was good about making us stay on track to make all necessary decisions. And the ceremony turned out great and he did a very nice job! We really couldn't have hoped for more. Read less
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Mark
Wedding:
4/20/2013
4.8/5.0
I hired Rabbi Raab for my wedding on April 20, 2013. I nicknamed him "my favorite rabbi". I found him on this site and the reviews were all positive. From my first conversation with him, I knew he was a great guy. Rabbi Raab worked within my budget and came through with suggestions. He was perfect for our wedding. My wife is from Peru and a lot of her family and friends speak Spanish. Rabbi Raab speaks Spanish and when we all met, my wife felt very comfortable with him as well. I am Jewish and my wife is catholic and we wanted to have a Rabbi and a priest officiate our wedding. Rabbi Raab recommended a priest, Father Joaquin Perez. Together, Father Joaquin and Rabbi Raab did an fantastic job co-officiating our wedding. They were great together and the response from my family and friends were all very positive. They spoke English, Hebrew, and Spanish everyone was happy. I highly recommend both Rabbi Raab and Father Joaquin
I hired Rabbi Raab for my wedding on April 20, 2013. I nicknamed him "my favorite rabbi". I found him on this site and the Read more...
I hired Rabbi Raab for my wedding on April 20, 2013. I nicknamed him "my favorite rabbi". I found him on this site and the reviews were all positive. From my first conversation with him, I knew he was a great guy. Rabbi Raab worked within my budget and came through with suggestions. He was perfect for our wedding. My wife is from Peru and a lot of her family and friends speak Spanish. Rabbi Raab speaks Spanish and when we all met, my wife felt very comfortable with him as well. I am Jewish and my wife is catholic and we wanted to have a Rabbi and a priest officiate our wedding. Rabbi Raab recommended a priest, Father Joaquin Perez. Together, Father Joaquin and Rabbi Raab did an fantastic job co-officiating our wedding. They were great together and the response from my family and friends were all very positive. They spoke English, Hebrew, and Spanish everyone was happy. I highly recommend both Rabbi Raab and Father Joaquin Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
Rabbi micheal did a wonderful job officiating our wedding. We felt like he was part of our family.
Rabbi micheal did a wonderful job officiating our wedding. We felt like he was part of our family.
Rabbi micheal did a wonderful job officiating our wedding. We felt like he was part of our family. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
6/29/2013
4.6/5.0
Rabbi Raab added a lot of personality to our ceremony, was very accommodating, and did a great job in our bilingual interfaith wedding.
Rabbi Raab added a lot of personality to our ceremony, was very accommodating, and did a great job in our bilingual Read more...
Rabbi Raab added a lot of personality to our ceremony, was very accommodating, and did a great job in our bilingual interfaith wedding. Read less
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Jade
Wedding:
6/23/2012
4.6/5.0
Rabbi Michael Raab was wonderful. I could not have asked for anything else!
Rabbi Michael Raab was wonderful. I could not have asked for anything else!
Rabbi Michael Raab was wonderful. I could not have asked for anything else! Read less
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Adriana
Wedding:
1/18/2014
4.5/5.0
He officiated our wedding; he made a pretty good job and was very nice. He pleased all our requests and made it very special.
He officiated our wedding; he made a pretty good job and was very nice. He pleased all our requests and made it very Read more...
He officiated our wedding; he made a pretty good job and was very nice. He pleased all our requests and made it very special. Read less
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Mariela
Wedding:
6/23/2012
4.1/5.0
Rabbi Raab was great. I highly recommend him for anykind of ceremony. His tri-lingual (ENG, HEB, SPN) abilities made our interfaith ceremony very special. Thank you Rabbi Raab!!
Rabbi Raab was great. I highly recommend him for anykind of ceremony. His tri-lingual (ENG, HEB, SPN) abilities made our Read more...
Rabbi Raab was great. I highly recommend him for anykind of ceremony. His tri-lingual (ENG, HEB, SPN) abilities made our interfaith ceremony very special. Thank you Rabbi Raab!! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
5/31/2014
2.9/5.0
Rabbi Michael Raab officiated my wedding on 5/31/14 at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott. I cannot begin to explain how disappointed we are in his services. We booked him probably 8 months in advanced, had SERVERAL phone conferences, emails and even met with him in September when we were down in Florida. After all the time we spent communicating with him, my husband's last name was incorrectly pronounced at Ketubah signing, which is now on video showing the mis-pronunciation. Luckily my sister-in-law realized this in the mist of all our craziness, to correct him, or he would have continued on to the ceremony continuing to mispronounce the name.
It's like he came to our ceremony not even knowing who we were, and after all the money we paid for his services, I do not feel that that is right in any form of justification.

In addition, we graciously extended an invite to him and his wife to join us for dinner after the ceremony. As we were walking to the cocktail hour, I asked where his wife was, he nonchalantly said she had a "fever this morning" and wasn't going to make it. If I didn't ask, he was just going to pretend that I didn't notice. Therefore, his $750 fee turned into $930 as I still had to pay for her food.

He is personable, and likeable upon first apperance, we were all fooled by it at first. After a while, the emails took forever to respond back to, he said he'd call and 3 or 4 days would go by without even a follow up email from him. He is too busy for his own good to make all of his clients as happy as they deserve to be on their big day. The only good thing I have to say is that everyone appreciated the ceremony and said it was beautiful. I’ll judge for myself when I am able to watch the video.
Rabbi Michael Raab officiated my wedding on 5/31/14 at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott. I cannot begin to explain how Read more...
Rabbi Michael Raab officiated my wedding on 5/31/14 at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott. I cannot begin to explain how disappointed we are in his services. We booked him probably 8 months in advanced, had SERVERAL phone conferences, emails and even met with him in September when we were down in Florida. After all the time we spent communicating with him, my husband's last name was incorrectly pronounced at Ketubah signing, which is now on video showing the mis-pronunciation. Luckily my sister-in-law realized this in the mist of all our craziness, to correct him, or he would have continued on to the ceremony continuing to mispronounce the name.
It's like he came to our ceremony not even knowing who we were, and after all the money we paid for his services, I do not feel that that is right in any form of justification.

In addition, we graciously extended an invite to him and his wife to join us for dinner after the ceremony. As we were walking to the cocktail hour, I asked where his wife was, he nonchalantly said she had a "fever this morning" and wasn't going to make it. If I didn't ask, he was just going to pretend that I didn't notice. Therefore, his $750 fee turned into $930 as I still had to pay for her food.

He is personable, and likeable upon first apperance, we were all fooled by it at first. After a while, the emails took forever to respond back to, he said he'd call and 3 or 4 days would go by without even a follow up email from him. He is too busy for his own good to make all of his clients as happy as they deserve to be on their big day. The only good thing I have to say is that everyone appreciated the ceremony and said it was beautiful. I’ll judge for myself when I am able to watch the video. Read less
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