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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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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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What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Single Religion
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Hindu, Jewish, No Denomination

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christina
Wedding:
5/2/2015
5.0/5.0
Rabbi Raab officiated our wedding at the Shane Center in Miami Beach, FL last May. He was wonderful. For a little background, my husband is Jewish and I'm a convert of Hispanic heritage. We were looking for someone who could speak Spanish, as well as English and Hebrew, who could officiate a Jewish wedding without being too particular about insisting it be in a temple or making a convert jump through hoops. Rabbi Raab checked all the boxes: professional, respectful, and the person who required the least maintenance and double-checking of all the vendors I had to work with on my wedding day. He even made a few tasteful jokes during our ceremony that put us at ease and allowed us to take part in the vows and blessings that we would state on that day so that the ceremony was tailored to us and our backgrounds. Everyone from my Cuban grandmother to my friends and other vendors thought it was a beautiful and interesting ceremony. Thanks so much!
Rabbi Raab officiated our wedding at the Shane Center in Miami Beach, FL last May. He was wonderful. For a little Read more...
Rabbi Raab officiated our wedding at the Shane Center in Miami Beach, FL last May. He was wonderful. For a little background, my husband is Jewish and I'm a convert of Hispanic heritage. We were looking for someone who could speak Spanish, as well as English and Hebrew, who could officiate a Jewish wedding without being too particular about insisting it be in a temple or making a convert jump through hoops. Rabbi Raab checked all the boxes: professional, respectful, and the person who required the least maintenance and double-checking of all the vendors I had to work with on my wedding day. He even made a few tasteful jokes during our ceremony that put us at ease and allowed us to take part in the vows and blessings that we would state on that day so that the ceremony was tailored to us and our backgrounds. Everyone from my Cuban grandmother to my friends and other vendors thought it was a beautiful and interesting ceremony. Thanks so much! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My fiance and I recently had a destination wedding in FL, and we had the pleasure of having Rabbi Michael Raab perform our wedding ceremony. We chose Rabbi Michael based on his spectacular reviews, and we couldn't have been happier with our choice! Rabbi Michael was a pleasure to work with, and he truly took the time to make sure that our interfaith ceremony was heartfelt and meaningful. Rabbi Michael got to know us both as individuals and as a couple, and every detail of our ceremony was perfection! Many of our guests told us it was one of the most beautiful ceremonies they had ever attended. Rabbi Michael made sure that our day was incredibly special, and one we will remember always!
My fiance and I recently had a destination wedding in FL, and we had the pleasure of having Rabbi Michael Raab perform our Read more...
My fiance and I recently had a destination wedding in FL, and we had the pleasure of having Rabbi Michael Raab perform our wedding ceremony. We chose Rabbi Michael based on his spectacular reviews, and we couldn't have been happier with our choice! Rabbi Michael was a pleasure to work with, and he truly took the time to make sure that our interfaith ceremony was heartfelt and meaningful. Rabbi Michael got to know us both as individuals and as a couple, and every detail of our ceremony was perfection! Many of our guests told us it was one of the most beautiful ceremonies they had ever attended. Rabbi Michael made sure that our day was incredibly special, and one we will remember always! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Rabbi Michael Raab is a true gem. He was so warm and genuine from our very first phone conversation. He really took the time to get to know us before our wedding, even though we were a distance apart. At the ceremony, he gave a great service and truly made us both feel so comfortable and able to share our love in front of our guests. There wasn't a dry eye in the room and the Rabbi was a special part of making our ceremony so heartfelt. We cannot thank him enough. If you are considering an interfaith ceremony, rest assured the Rabbi will accomodate and has a complete open mind, something that is rare to find and we much appreciated.
Rabbi Michael Raab is a true gem. He was so warm and genuine from our very first phone conversation. He really took the Read more...
Rabbi Michael Raab is a true gem. He was so warm and genuine from our very first phone conversation. He really took the time to get to know us before our wedding, even though we were a distance apart. At the ceremony, he gave a great service and truly made us both feel so comfortable and able to share our love in front of our guests. There wasn't a dry eye in the room and the Rabbi was a special part of making our ceremony so heartfelt. We cannot thank him enough. If you are considering an interfaith ceremony, rest assured the Rabbi will accomodate and has a complete open mind, something that is rare to find and we much appreciated. Read less
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Andrea
Wedding:
11/8/2014
5.0/5.0
From the first phone conversation to the meetings with Rabbi Raab, I knew he was the perfect choice to marry us. Not only did he spend time with me and my now husband, but Rabbi Raab spent a lot of quality time with my father, as well, which I know was very important to my dad. We could not have asked for a better officiant to marry us. He made us feel like he had known us for years and his warm loving personality was apparent during our beautiful ceremony. Thank you Rabbi Raab for an amazing, memorable ceremony!!!
From the first phone conversation to the meetings with Rabbi Raab, I knew he was the perfect choice to marry us. Not only Read more...
From the first phone conversation to the meetings with Rabbi Raab, I knew he was the perfect choice to marry us. Not only did he spend time with me and my now husband, but Rabbi Raab spent a lot of quality time with my father, as well, which I know was very important to my dad. We could not have asked for a better officiant to marry us. He made us feel like he had known us for years and his warm loving personality was apparent during our beautiful ceremony. Thank you Rabbi Raab for an amazing, memorable ceremony!!! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
11/8/2014
5.0/5.0
Working with Rabbi Michael was a wonderful experience. We received so many compliments on our personalized wedding ceremony. Additionally, Rabbi Michael was always quick to return our emails and showed a true interest in getting to know my fiance and I before our big day. We would highly recommend him!
Working with Rabbi Michael was a wonderful experience. We received so many compliments on our personalized wedding Read more...
Working with Rabbi Michael was a wonderful experience. We received so many compliments on our personalized wedding ceremony. Additionally, Rabbi Michael was always quick to return our emails and showed a true interest in getting to know my fiance and I before our big day. We would highly recommend him! Read less
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Jerry and Joy
Wedding:
10/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Rabbi Michael Raab was wonderful! Our ceremony was quite intimate and perfect! He was calming and attentive and very flexible as far as time and place. He pays attention to the wishes of the couple and his only concern was what was most comfortable for my husband and me. He's extremely accommodating. This is his gift and he blessed us immeasurably. Our ceremony was so touching and personal. We had only met once and spoke by phone a few times,yet it was as if he had known us a long while. We would recommend Rabbi Michael highly and consider it an honor to call him Rabbi!
Rabbi Michael Raab was wonderful! Our ceremony was quite intimate and perfect! He was calming and attentive and very Read more...
Rabbi Michael Raab was wonderful! Our ceremony was quite intimate and perfect! He was calming and attentive and very flexible as far as time and place. He pays attention to the wishes of the couple and his only concern was what was most comfortable for my husband and me. He's extremely accommodating. This is his gift and he blessed us immeasurably. Our ceremony was so touching and personal. We had only met once and spoke by phone a few times,yet it was as if he had known us a long while. We would recommend Rabbi Michael highly and consider it an honor to call him Rabbi! Read less
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Osvaldo
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
El rabino Michael Raab oficializó nuestra boda de manera muy profesional y de acuerdo a nuestras costumbres tradicionales y nuestros deseos de bendición como matrimonio. Extremadamente atento a los detalles, nos ayudó a practicar un día antes con todo lo necesario para poder estar preparados para que todo salga perfecto en nuestro gran día. Si quieres una persona profesional y una boda perfecta, el rabino Michael es la persona perfecta.
El rabino Michael Raab oficializó nuestra boda de manera muy profesional y de acuerdo a nuestras costumbres tradicionales Read more...
El rabino Michael Raab oficializó nuestra boda de manera muy profesional y de acuerdo a nuestras costumbres tradicionales y nuestros deseos de bendición como matrimonio. Extremadamente atento a los detalles, nos ayudó a practicar un día antes con todo lo necesario para poder estar preparados para que todo salga perfecto en nuestro gran día. Si quieres una persona profesional y una boda perfecta, el rabino Michael es la persona perfecta. Read less
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Jason
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
It was a pleasure working with Rabbi Raab, not only during the actual ceremony, but also in the months leading up to the big day. As an interfaith couple, we benefitted greatly from his biweekly/monthly skype conference sessions where we discussed core Jewish values and customs as well as prepared for the issues that may arise in our future relationship and family. He was extremely flexible in meeting our needs given our hectic schedules. We are more prepared for a successful marriage due in part to his dedication to our learning as well as meaningful ceremony.
It was a pleasure working with Rabbi Raab, not only during the actual ceremony, but also in the months leading up to the Read more...
It was a pleasure working with Rabbi Raab, not only during the actual ceremony, but also in the months leading up to the big day. As an interfaith couple, we benefitted greatly from his biweekly/monthly skype conference sessions where we discussed core Jewish values and customs as well as prepared for the issues that may arise in our future relationship and family. He was extremely flexible in meeting our needs given our hectic schedules. We are more prepared for a successful marriage due in part to his dedication to our learning as well as meaningful ceremony. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Rabbi Raab was a wonderful part of our wedding ceremony. From our first conversation to the day of the wedding, he was actively involved in making sure our ceremony would be what we wanted. He was sensitive to our wishes, completely welcomed our ideas and input and sensitive to our personal stories. He was so kind to our families as well, including our dog who he graciously included in our ceremony by name — a small thing but so meaningful. We couldn't have been happier with his kindness, professionalism and the joy he helped bring to our wedding day.
Rabbi Raab was a wonderful part of our wedding ceremony. From our first conversation to the day of the wedding, he was Read more...
Rabbi Raab was a wonderful part of our wedding ceremony. From our first conversation to the day of the wedding, he was actively involved in making sure our ceremony would be what we wanted. He was sensitive to our wishes, completely welcomed our ideas and input and sensitive to our personal stories. He was so kind to our families as well, including our dog who he graciously included in our ceremony by name — a small thing but so meaningful. We couldn't have been happier with his kindness, professionalism and the joy he helped bring to our wedding day. Read less
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Francisco
Wedding:
8/15/2014
5.0/5.0
El hotel Ritz-Carlton en Naples, Fl., nos recomendo al rabino Michael,quien habla ingles, espanol y hebreo, para oficiar nuestra boda en dos idiomas (espanol e ingles).Durante nuestro primer encuentro por Skype, hablamos por una hora.Fue un encuentro muy agradable. Desde el principio se intereso por cada uno y despues com pareja. y le explicamos que ambos proveniamos de familias cristianas, pero que deseabamos tener una ceremonia no religiosa. El nos aseguro que habia oficiado muchas ceremonias espirituales a lo largo de los anos con lecturas adecuadas para cada occasion, asi como lo que describio como la ceremonia de la arena. Decidimos contratarle y estamos muy contentos de haberlo hecho!!.En los meses cercanos a la boda, el rabino Michael estuvo siempre rapido en responder cualquier pregunta que tuvieramos. Nos envio las lecturas, tradujimos los programas en los dos idiomas y hablamos con el de nuevo por Skype. El tambien acepto hacer un ensayo de la boda el dia antes.En el ensayo se aseguro de que cada uno de nosotros nos sintieramos comodos y de que cada uno supiera que tenia que hacer en la ceremonia. Aunque tuvimos mal tiempo el dia de la boda y no pudimos celebrarla en la playa como estaba prevista, la ceremonia fue muy bonita y espiritual como el rabino Michael nos habia prometido.El rabino Michael dio la bienvenida a todos y condujo cada parte de la ceremonia en ingles y en espanol.Todo el mundo se sintio incluido y todos pudieron seguir la ceremonia con detalle.Las lecturas fueron muy bonitas pero especial atencion merece la explicacion que nos dio sobre el simbolismo de la ceremonia de la arena,las historias personales sobre cada uno de nosotros y el hecho de que nos pregunto tres adjetivos que decribieran cada uno de nosotros por separado. Cuando mi esposa y yo le describimos como nos conocimos, el dijo que nuestra relacion era"bashert" (yidish) (destinado el uno para el otro).Tambien es bashert el haber oficiado nuestra boda.GRACIAS de corazon!
El hotel Ritz-Carlton en Naples, Fl., nos recomendo al rabino Michael,quien habla ingles, espanol y hebreo, para oficiar Read more...
El hotel Ritz-Carlton en Naples, Fl., nos recomendo al rabino Michael,quien habla ingles, espanol y hebreo, para oficiar nuestra boda en dos idiomas (espanol e ingles).Durante nuestro primer encuentro por Skype, hablamos por una hora.Fue un encuentro muy agradable. Desde el principio se intereso por cada uno y despues com pareja. y le explicamos que ambos proveniamos de familias cristianas, pero que deseabamos tener una ceremonia no religiosa. El nos aseguro que habia oficiado muchas ceremonias espirituales a lo largo de los anos con lecturas adecuadas para cada occasion, asi como lo que describio como la ceremonia de la arena. Decidimos contratarle y estamos muy contentos de haberlo hecho!!.En los meses cercanos a la boda, el rabino Michael estuvo siempre rapido en responder cualquier pregunta que tuvieramos. Nos envio las lecturas, tradujimos los programas en los dos idiomas y hablamos con el de nuevo por Skype. El tambien acepto hacer un ensayo de la boda el dia antes.En el ensayo se aseguro de que cada uno de nosotros nos sintieramos comodos y de que cada uno supiera que tenia que hacer en la ceremonia. Aunque tuvimos mal tiempo el dia de la boda y no pudimos celebrarla en la playa como estaba prevista, la ceremonia fue muy bonita y espiritual como el rabino Michael nos habia prometido.El rabino Michael dio la bienvenida a todos y condujo cada parte de la ceremonia en ingles y en espanol.Todo el mundo se sintio incluido y todos pudieron seguir la ceremonia con detalle.Las lecturas fueron muy bonitas pero especial atencion merece la explicacion que nos dio sobre el simbolismo de la ceremonia de la arena,las historias personales sobre cada uno de nosotros y el hecho de que nos pregunto tres adjetivos que decribieran cada uno de nosotros por separado. Cuando mi esposa y yo le describimos como nos conocimos, el dijo que nuestra relacion era"bashert" (yidish) (destinado el uno para el otro).Tambien es bashert el haber oficiado nuestra boda.GRACIAS de corazon! Read less
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