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Rabbi Richard S. Winer officiating Jewish & Interfaith Weddings

Framingham , MA
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33 Carter Drive
Framingham, MA 01701 US (map)

PHONE

508-877-9900

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ABOUT US

About Rabbi Winer Rabbi Richard S. Winer was born in Lynn, and grew up in Peabody, Massachusetts. He attended the Boston Conservatory of Music, and occasionally performs music... Read more
About Rabbi Winer Rabbi Richard S. Winer was born in Lynn, and grew up in Peabody, Massachusetts. He attended the Boston Conservatory of Music, and occasionally performs music professionally . After college, he went into business as a Constable and a Justice of the Peace. As a Justice of the Peace, Richard has officiated hundreds of weddings of all different religions and customs, specializing in interfaith ceremonies. Through the years Rabbi Winer has had many requests to officiate Jewish and interfaith weddings as well as many other life cycle events. He now finds that he is able to better serve the community as an ordained rabbi. Rabbi Winer's belief is to support anyone who wishes to find their spiritual self and honors his/her quest in having a rabbi officiate their wedding or life cycle event. Richard lives with his current wife, Lori, and together they have five children and four grandchildren.
To contact Rabbi Richard S. Winer:
phone 508-877-9900
toll free 877-747-5500
rick@RabbiWiner.com

Follow me on twitter.com/rabbiwiner

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"Rabbi, Machelle and I wish to thank you once again for the terrific service that you provided us on the occasion of our wedding. I thought your words were extremely thoughtful and most appropriate for us.

We consider ourselves among the lucky having found each other. We are somewhat an unlikely pair, and and even more unlikely circumstances placed us together. We have also been through a great deal as a couple over the years. While we were not married we fought through some of the most difficult and trying times together. We are both so happy that we decided to ultimately marry. It has brought me utter joy. I am grateful to you for being available to us on such short notice, and your help through the brief process was very much appreciated.

You will be remembered by me as the Rabbi who was early, but because he enjoyed the surroundings so much did not pick up the phone to inform, but rather took in the sea air by the shore. Inspiring by itself and a lesson for all of us on how to capture moments of brief meditation. A metaphor of how to proceed with life, to slow down and enjoy. How appropriate as a preamble to our wedding.

Take care, you will always be in our thoughts. Thank you for your contribution to our happiness.

Richard" Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Baha'i Faith, Buddhist, Christian (no denomination), Christian - Anglican, Christian - Baptist, Christian - Catholic, Christian - Episcopalian, Christian - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Mormon, Christian - Orthodox, Christian - Presbyterian, Christian - Quaker, Evangelical, Hindu, Islam, Jainism, Jewish, Muslim, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoist
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
Yes
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Yes, some of my favorite wedding sites are outdoors at a beach or park. I can travel most anywhere.
What is your attire for the ceremony?
I usually wear a robe.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Yes - I love creativity
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Yes, I encourage couples writting their vows, however most couples leave that up to me.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
No, I can suggest readings, as every couple is different and unique I do not use pre-selected readings
How long are your ceremonies?
Usually anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
I do not require premarital counseling, however I do believe that whenever possible it is a benefit to the couple and their families.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes
Do you supply a sound system?
If needed I do have a sound system to bring to the ceremony

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Lauren
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Having Rabbi Winer officiate our wedding was the best decision we ever made. We enjoyed our time getting to know him in the months prior to the wedding and during the ceremony it actually felt like we had known him our whole lives. He brought so much passion, joy, intimacy and humor to the ceremony and the ketubah signing. We can't thank him enough for being part of our most special day!
Having Rabbi Winer officiate our wedding was the best decision we ever made. We enjoyed our time getting to know him in Read more...
Having Rabbi Winer officiate our wedding was the best decision we ever made. We enjoyed our time getting to know him in the months prior to the wedding and during the ceremony it actually felt like we had known him our whole lives. He brought so much passion, joy, intimacy and humor to the ceremony and the ketubah signing. We can't thank him enough for being part of our most special day! Read less
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Melinda & Todd
Wedding:
9/14/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I knew when we met with Rabbi Winer, he was the one we wanted to marry us. He was so genuine and very attentive to what we were wanting on our wedding day at our first meeting with him. As time went on and we continued to meet with him leading up to our wedding day, it felt like we had known Rabbi Winer for quite some time; there was a bond, and that was so important to us. Our wedding day was perfect. Rabbi Winer made our ceremony so memorable with the way he led it and the words he used. It was all just absolutely beautiful. Rabbi Winer is such an amazing person and Rabbi! He is truly genuine, great sense of humor, with a huge heart. You can truly tell that he loves what he is able to do for people. We have nothing but greatness to speak of Rabbi Winer and the joy he brought to us throughout our journey planning our wedding and our special wedding day. Thank you Rabbi Winer!!!
My husband and I knew when we met with Rabbi Winer, he was the one we wanted to marry us. He was so genuine and very Read more...
My husband and I knew when we met with Rabbi Winer, he was the one we wanted to marry us. He was so genuine and very attentive to what we were wanting on our wedding day at our first meeting with him. As time went on and we continued to meet with him leading up to our wedding day, it felt like we had known Rabbi Winer for quite some time; there was a bond, and that was so important to us. Our wedding day was perfect. Rabbi Winer made our ceremony so memorable with the way he led it and the words he used. It was all just absolutely beautiful. Rabbi Winer is such an amazing person and Rabbi! He is truly genuine, great sense of humor, with a huge heart. You can truly tell that he loves what he is able to do for people. We have nothing but greatness to speak of Rabbi Winer and the joy he brought to us throughout our journey planning our wedding and our special wedding day. Thank you Rabbi Winer!!! Read less
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John
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
It was such a pleasure to have had Rabbi Winer officiate our wedding ceremony. He is a delightful man and truly invested in the future and spiritual well being of the couples that come to him. Prior to the date we met several times in his home to discuss all aspects of our union. Ours is an interfaith marriage and Rabbi Winer helped us confront many of the issues that will be challenging for a couple like us, both now and in our future. He dealt with us seriously when serious thought was required and humorously lightly when discussing the joy of two people being joined in this way. The ceremony he orchestrated reflected our spirituality as well as our personalities and provided the joined friends and family with a window into our love. I cannot recommend him more, and will be forever grateful for the kind deed he has done for us.
It was such a pleasure to have had Rabbi Winer officiate our wedding ceremony. He is a delightful man and truly invested Read more...
It was such a pleasure to have had Rabbi Winer officiate our wedding ceremony. He is a delightful man and truly invested in the future and spiritual well being of the couples that come to him. Prior to the date we met several times in his home to discuss all aspects of our union. Ours is an interfaith marriage and Rabbi Winer helped us confront many of the issues that will be challenging for a couple like us, both now and in our future. He dealt with us seriously when serious thought was required and humorously lightly when discussing the joy of two people being joined in this way. The ceremony he orchestrated reflected our spirituality as well as our personalities and provided the joined friends and family with a window into our love. I cannot recommend him more, and will be forever grateful for the kind deed he has done for us. Read less
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Steve
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Rabbi Winer was very patient and supportive guiding us through the construction of a Jewish wedding for an interfaith marriage. He made numerous accommodations/adjustments to create a comfort level for my bride who is not Jewish. We received numerous compliments from guests at our wedding who never attended a "Jewish" wedding. They absolutely loved the ceremony, Rabbi Rick's demeanor and explanations and how personable he was. He also did a terrific job at the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner. He set the tone for what was a very successful event. His suggestions for the Ketubah were great and it was admired by everyone in attendance. Some commented they were jealous that they didn't get an option for a Ketubah at their own interfaith wedding. From the first meeting on, Rabbi Rick was a pleasure to deal with. Additionally, his wife's chanting during the ceremony was an unexpected and very welcome addition to the ceremony.
Rabbi Winer was very patient and supportive guiding us through the construction of a Jewish wedding for an interfaith Read more...
Rabbi Winer was very patient and supportive guiding us through the construction of a Jewish wedding for an interfaith marriage. He made numerous accommodations/adjustments to create a comfort level for my bride who is not Jewish. We received numerous compliments from guests at our wedding who never attended a "Jewish" wedding. They absolutely loved the ceremony, Rabbi Rick's demeanor and explanations and how personable he was. He also did a terrific job at the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner. He set the tone for what was a very successful event. His suggestions for the Ketubah were great and it was admired by everyone in attendance. Some commented they were jealous that they didn't get an option for a Ketubah at their own interfaith wedding. From the first meeting on, Rabbi Rick was a pleasure to deal with. Additionally, his wife's chanting during the ceremony was an unexpected and very welcome addition to the ceremony. Read less
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Kimberly
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Rabbi Winer was very flexible in combining an interfaith service for my husband and I.
Rabbi Winer was very flexible in combining an interfaith service for my husband and I.
Rabbi Winer was very flexible in combining an interfaith service for my husband and I. Read less
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Louise
Wedding:
12/31/2013
5.0/5.0
From our first meeting with Rabbi Rick, my husband and I knew that we would be in good hands and that he would be the perfect officiant for our wedding. He came up with wonderful and creative ideas for our ceremony that would incorporate members of our families and the ceremony was exactly what we envisioned. Rabbi Rick and his wife are wonderful, warm people that we are so grateful to have met and honored to have had perform our beautiful ceremony.
From our first meeting with Rabbi Rick, my husband and I knew that we would be in good hands and that he would be the Read more...
From our first meeting with Rabbi Rick, my husband and I knew that we would be in good hands and that he would be the perfect officiant for our wedding. He came up with wonderful and creative ideas for our ceremony that would incorporate members of our families and the ceremony was exactly what we envisioned. Rabbi Rick and his wife are wonderful, warm people that we are so grateful to have met and honored to have had perform our beautiful ceremony. Read less
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MaryLynne
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Rabbi Winer was the perfect officiant for our wedding! I found Rabbi Winer on Wedding Wire and called him right away after previewing his own website. From the first phone call he made me feel at ease and was able to answer every one of my many questions with patience and humor. And believe me, I had lots of questions (I am very detail-oriented)!

My husband was born in the Ukraine and is not very religious, so it was extremely important to both of us that we find a Rabbi who would be flexible with us. Rabbi Winer was perfect - he was able to explain all of the traditional customs to us, and then worked with us to create a ceremony that was just right for us. We also wanted to write our own vows, and he provided us with sample vows so that we could get ideas. He even showed us the beautiful vows that he and his wife wrote to each other. In addition, one special part of the ceremony was the Seven Blessings, where we chose close family and friends to recite blessings to us. He provided us with copies of the blessings in Hebrew, Hebrew-transliteration, and English, so that we could send them to the people we chose. We even had my husband's grandparents recite theirs in Russian. We met with the Rabbi three times at his home, and this allowed us to outline the ceremony as well as get to know the Rabbi. He is great to talk to about anything - we always had a great time at his house, and he makes you feel like family.

Our wedding-day ceremony was everything we wished it would be and more! Both my husband and I agreed that the ceremony was the best part of the whole day. We had so many guests come up to us at the reception to tell us that it was the most beautiful ceremony they had ever been at.

We would love to use Rabbi Winer for other events in the future and would highly recommend him to anyone in the Boston-area (or further - he came to Martha's Vineyard for our big day) for a wedding or something else! Thank you Rabbi!
Rabbi Winer was the perfect officiant for our wedding! I found Rabbi Winer on Wedding Wire and called him right away after Read more...
Rabbi Winer was the perfect officiant for our wedding! I found Rabbi Winer on Wedding Wire and called him right away after previewing his own website. From the first phone call he made me feel at ease and was able to answer every one of my many questions with patience and humor. And believe me, I had lots of questions (I am very detail-oriented)!

My husband was born in the Ukraine and is not very religious, so it was extremely important to both of us that we find a Rabbi who would be flexible with us. Rabbi Winer was perfect - he was able to explain all of the traditional customs to us, and then worked with us to create a ceremony that was just right for us. We also wanted to write our own vows, and he provided us with sample vows so that we could get ideas. He even showed us the beautiful vows that he and his wife wrote to each other. In addition, one special part of the ceremony was the Seven Blessings, where we chose close family and friends to recite blessings to us. He provided us with copies of the blessings in Hebrew, Hebrew-transliteration, and English, so that we could send them to the people we chose. We even had my husband's grandparents recite theirs in Russian. We met with the Rabbi three times at his home, and this allowed us to outline the ceremony as well as get to know the Rabbi. He is great to talk to about anything - we always had a great time at his house, and he makes you feel like family.

Our wedding-day ceremony was everything we wished it would be and more! Both my husband and I agreed that the ceremony was the best part of the whole day. We had so many guests come up to us at the reception to tell us that it was the most beautiful ceremony they had ever been at.

We would love to use Rabbi Winer for other events in the future and would highly recommend him to anyone in the Boston-area (or further - he came to Martha's Vineyard for our big day) for a wedding or something else! Thank you Rabbi! Read less
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gary
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Rabbi Winer was a pleasure to have officiate at our wedding. He spent hours getting to know us personally and many of our guests commented on his fabulous personality. Highly recommended. Very thourough.
Rabbi Winer was a pleasure to have officiate at our wedding. He spent hours getting to know us personally and many of our Read more...
Rabbi Winer was a pleasure to have officiate at our wedding. He spent hours getting to know us personally and many of our guests commented on his fabulous personality. Highly recommended. Very thourough. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Rabbi Rick was amazing. He worked with us from beginning to end to be sure that not only our ceremony was perfect, but that we'd be a successful couple moving forward in married life. I am Jewish and my husband comes from a catholic background. Even though he is not very religious, there were a few things that were important to him and his family. Rick got everything in there and still kept it beautiful and concise. Everyone raved afterward as to how great the ceremony was and how cool it was that we could take pieces from each of our backgrounds while still having a Rabbi officiate. We met with a couple of other JPs and they gave no where near as personal service as Rick. I am so happy we found Rabbi Rick to do our ceremony and strongly recommend you talk with him to see if he's right for you.
Rabbi Rick was amazing. He worked with us from beginning to end to be sure that not only our ceremony was perfect, but Read more...
Rabbi Rick was amazing. He worked with us from beginning to end to be sure that not only our ceremony was perfect, but that we'd be a successful couple moving forward in married life. I am Jewish and my husband comes from a catholic background. Even though he is not very religious, there were a few things that were important to him and his family. Rick got everything in there and still kept it beautiful and concise. Everyone raved afterward as to how great the ceremony was and how cool it was that we could take pieces from each of our backgrounds while still having a Rabbi officiate. We met with a couple of other JPs and they gave no where near as personal service as Rick. I am so happy we found Rabbi Rick to do our ceremony and strongly recommend you talk with him to see if he's right for you. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Lauren
Wedding:
11/18/2012
5.0/5.0
Rabbi Rick was not just our wedding officiant, he made our wedding feel as special and personal as we had hoped it would. He listened carefully as we told him our story of how we met, and reconnected, and incorporated our story into our ceremony. His style of service, and the words he chose to present our ketubah, and our ceremonial vows touched us and all of our family and friends. He included just enough tradition, and left plenty of room for us to personalize our special ceremony with music. We wanted to include some family members in reading the blessings and Rabbi Rick welcomed their participation in our ceremony.

With Rabbi Rick's humor, grace, sensitivity and knowledge of Jewish Tradition, our wedding ceremony was everything we had hoped for. Thank you, Rabbi, for sharing this special day with us.

Lauren and Glen
Rabbi Rick was not just our wedding officiant, he made our wedding feel as special and personal as we had hoped it would. Read more...
Rabbi Rick was not just our wedding officiant, he made our wedding feel as special and personal as we had hoped it would. He listened carefully as we told him our story of how we met, and reconnected, and incorporated our story into our ceremony. His style of service, and the words he chose to present our ketubah, and our ceremonial vows touched us and all of our family and friends. He included just enough tradition, and left plenty of room for us to personalize our special ceremony with music. We wanted to include some family members in reading the blessings and Rabbi Rick welcomed their participation in our ceremony.

With Rabbi Rick's humor, grace, sensitivity and knowledge of Jewish Tradition, our wedding ceremony was everything we had hoped for. Thank you, Rabbi, for sharing this special day with us.

Lauren and Glen Read less
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