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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)

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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
Rabbi Winer is also available to co-officiate weddings with other clergy - Please visit http://joininfaith.com
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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.

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 types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Single Religion, Vow Renewal
What services do you provide?
Allow Couples' Own Vows, Licensed, Premarital Counseling
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Anglican, Baha'i Faith, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Earth-Based, Episcopalian, Evangelical, Hindu, Islam, Jainism, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, Mormon, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Presbyterian, Quaker, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoist, Unitarian

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Lori
Wedding:
6/14/2015
5.0/5.0
Rabbi Winer was extremely responsive and accommodating to our needs as a lesbian, interfaith couple. He was there for us every single step of the way, responding back to questions immediately and setting up facetime conversations so that we could get to know each other. Highly recommended!
Rabbi Winer was extremely responsive and accommodating to our needs as a lesbian, interfaith couple. He was there for us Read more...
Rabbi Winer was extremely responsive and accommodating to our needs as a lesbian, interfaith couple. He was there for us every single step of the way, responding back to questions immediately and setting up facetime conversations so that we could get to know each other. Highly recommended! Read less
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Rabbi Richard S. Winer officiating Jewish & Interfaith Weddings responded with the following comments:

Thank you Lori, I appreciate your kind words and I truly enjoyed meeting and working with you.
Rabbi Winer
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Sarah
Wedding:
6/14/2015
5.0/5.0
While searching for Rabbis to officiate my wedding, I was immediately struck by how warm and attentive Rabbi Winer was from our very first interaction. I immediately got a good vibe. While the other officiants I spoke to in my search didn't sound interested in spending too much time getting to know my partner and me, Rabbi Winer insisted that we all spend time together, and took a genuine interest in learning about us and our love for each other, so that he could provide the warmest, most Personal ceremony possible. Rabbi Winer attended to our every need, checking in by phone and even popping in for a visit before the wedding to see if there was anything we needed. The ceremony itself was absolutely beautiful! While I wanted a traditional Jewish ceremony, my partner is of a different faith; Rabbi Winer found a way to give me the traditional ceremony I wanted, while also including the non Jewish guests, and bringing them into the traditions via explanations and English translations. He is then perfect blend of warm, funny and knowledgable. He will make the ceremony exactly what you want it to be, and do it with the warmest smile on his face! I recommend Rabbi Winer with flying colors!!!!!!
While searching for Rabbis to officiate my wedding, I was immediately struck by how warm and attentive Rabbi Winer was Read more...
While searching for Rabbis to officiate my wedding, I was immediately struck by how warm and attentive Rabbi Winer was from our very first interaction. I immediately got a good vibe. While the other officiants I spoke to in my search didn't sound interested in spending too much time getting to know my partner and me, Rabbi Winer insisted that we all spend time together, and took a genuine interest in learning about us and our love for each other, so that he could provide the warmest, most Personal ceremony possible. Rabbi Winer attended to our every need, checking in by phone and even popping in for a visit before the wedding to see if there was anything we needed. The ceremony itself was absolutely beautiful! While I wanted a traditional Jewish ceremony, my partner is of a different faith; Rabbi Winer found a way to give me the traditional ceremony I wanted, while also including the non Jewish guests, and bringing them into the traditions via explanations and English translations. He is then perfect blend of warm, funny and knowledgable. He will make the ceremony exactly what you want it to be, and do it with the warmest smile on his face! I recommend Rabbi Winer with flying colors!!!!!! Read less
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Rabbi Richard S. Winer officiating Jewish & Interfaith Weddings responded with the following comments:

Dear Sarah,
Thank you for such beautiful words. I truly enjoyed connecting with you and Lori. Your warmth and appreciation made my trip to New York an easy drive. May you both be blessed with happiness as your love continues to grow. All the best,
Rabbi Winer
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Ezra
Wedding:
5/10/2015
5.0/5.0
Husband's review: I'm a Jewish guy who married a non-Jewish woman, but we still wanted a Jewish ceremony. Rabbi Winer was fine with that, and did a great job. He got to know us over several meetings, and catered the ceremony to us. The ceremony couldn't have been better and was a great way to join our two families. Lots of people told us how much they enjoyed the Rabbi. I'll definitely be using him on my next wedding.

Wife's review: My now husband and I are so happy to have had Rabbi Winer as our official "marrier" :). To us, he wasn't just a blip in our wedding planning process; he helped us shape our wedding ceremony (which was "so beautiful and interesting" as quoted by many of our guests), our relationship's philosophies, and our plans to include both cultures in our future family. He met with us over several occasions, not just to discuss the "buffet" of options he offered in a Judaic service, but also to learn about who we were as individuals and as two within a relationship. I loved his marriage counseling advice ("Happy wife, happy life!") and the fact that we both find ourselves quoting him, lol. Overall, Rabbi Winer was the perfect person to help make our ceremony and wedding as memorable as it could be. We love him and his style (which is a wonderful combo of unconventional AND traditional), and bet that you would too. :)
Lastly, as my husband said, I'm not Jewish, but am interested in the culture and appreciate greatly that the ceremony and process made me (and I'm sure our families) feel that we were all coming together as one. Oh, I wish I could do it all over again... *sigh* :)
Husband's review: I'm a Jewish guy who married a non-Jewish woman, but we still wanted a Jewish ceremony. Rabbi Winer was Read more...
Husband's review: I'm a Jewish guy who married a non-Jewish woman, but we still wanted a Jewish ceremony. Rabbi Winer was fine with that, and did a great job. He got to know us over several meetings, and catered the ceremony to us. The ceremony couldn't have been better and was a great way to join our two families. Lots of people told us how much they enjoyed the Rabbi. I'll definitely be using him on my next wedding.

Wife's review: My now husband and I are so happy to have had Rabbi Winer as our official "marrier" :). To us, he wasn't just a blip in our wedding planning process; he helped us shape our wedding ceremony (which was "so beautiful and interesting" as quoted by many of our guests), our relationship's philosophies, and our plans to include both cultures in our future family. He met with us over several occasions, not just to discuss the "buffet" of options he offered in a Judaic service, but also to learn about who we were as individuals and as two within a relationship. I loved his marriage counseling advice ("Happy wife, happy life!") and the fact that we both find ourselves quoting him, lol. Overall, Rabbi Winer was the perfect person to help make our ceremony and wedding as memorable as it could be. We love him and his style (which is a wonderful combo of unconventional AND traditional), and bet that you would too. :)
Lastly, as my husband said, I'm not Jewish, but am interested in the culture and appreciate greatly that the ceremony and process made me (and I'm sure our families) feel that we were all coming together as one. Oh, I wish I could do it all over again... *sigh* :) Read less
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Kayla
Wedding:
4/12/2015
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had such an amazing experience having Rabbi Winer officiate our wedding. We met with him multiple times before the wedding and felt as though he really got to know us, and was able to provide a beautiful, personalized ceremony. We felt very comfortable talking to him about anything and had an overall great experience from our first meeting up to the wonderful ceremony. We wanted to have a Jewish ceremony, but because I'm Jewish and my husband is not, he worked with us to make it our own. We were able to do our own vows, as well as have our families read the seven blessings in English so my husband's family could participate as well, but then we had Rabbi Winer's wife, Lori, sing the blessings in Hebrew which was a beautiful addition. Both sides of our family came up to tell us how much they loved the ceremony after the wedding.

We highly recommend Rabbi Winer as an officiant as he makes a true effort to get to know you as a couple and goes above and beyond to make your special day even more special.
My husband and I had such an amazing experience having Rabbi Winer officiate our wedding. We met with him multiple times Read more...
My husband and I had such an amazing experience having Rabbi Winer officiate our wedding. We met with him multiple times before the wedding and felt as though he really got to know us, and was able to provide a beautiful, personalized ceremony. We felt very comfortable talking to him about anything and had an overall great experience from our first meeting up to the wonderful ceremony. We wanted to have a Jewish ceremony, but because I'm Jewish and my husband is not, he worked with us to make it our own. We were able to do our own vows, as well as have our families read the seven blessings in English so my husband's family could participate as well, but then we had Rabbi Winer's wife, Lori, sing the blessings in Hebrew which was a beautiful addition. Both sides of our family came up to tell us how much they loved the ceremony after the wedding.

We highly recommend Rabbi Winer as an officiant as he makes a true effort to get to know you as a couple and goes above and beyond to make your special day even more special. Read less
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Rabbi Richard S. Winer officiating Jewish & Interfaith Weddings responded with the following comments:

Dear Kayla and Edward,
Thank you for including me in your wedding. I truly enjoyed the beautiful venue, warm spring/summer day and reconnecting with some of your guests that I had know for many years. I wish for you a wonderful future together.
All the Best,
Rabbi Winer
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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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Rabbi Richard S. Winer officiating Jewish & Interfaith Weddings responded with the following comments:

Dear Natalie and John,
Happy first wedding Anniversary!
Rabbi Winer
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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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Rabbi Richard S. Winer officiating Jewish & Interfaith Weddings responded with the following comments:

Happy 1st wedding anniversary Kimberly and Steve - May you celebrate many more with Love!
Rabbi Winer
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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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