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The Irish Rabbi - Mark Newton

Boston , MA
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398 Columbus Avenue, #108
Boston, MA 02116 US (map)

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617-910-6157

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ABOUT US

My moniker says it all. As an Irish passport-carrying ordained rabbi, I specialize not only in interfaith weddings, but intercultural ones as well. Whether your spiritual mix is Jewish,... Read more
My moniker says it all. As an Irish passport-carrying ordained rabbi, I specialize not only in interfaith weddings, but intercultural ones as well. Whether your spiritual mix is Jewish, Catholic with a dash of Zen, and your family roots are in Poland, Ireland and China, you can trust me to celebrate your union with the widest possible embrace of who you are.

Ordained by the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 1991, I have been celebrating weddings, baby namings and bar/bat mitzvah ceremonies for over twenty years. I’m multilingual and I have cultivated a special outreach to the LGBT community.

I travel all over New England, Eastern Canada, the Mid-Atlantic states and now and again I travel to Europe. I will consider further distances as well. And if you are looking for a rabbi who will co-officiate, I will happily share the honors with your additional choice of clergy.

Although neither born nor raised in the Emerald Isle (my citizenship there is via my great-grandmother!), I am still very much the Irish tenor. My cantorial services are part of my role for you as rabbi.

Weddings are like snowflakes. Yours is one-of-a-kind.

Slán is Beannacht!

Peace and Blessings!

Shalom u-v’erakhah!

Rabbi Mark Newton

www.irishrabbi.com

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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
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Anglican, Baha'i Faith, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Episcopalian, Hindu, Islam, Jainism, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, Mormon, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Presbyterian, Quaker, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoist
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
<30 Mins.

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Lauren
Wedding:
3/28/2015
5.0/5.0
Rabbi Mark Newton created the PERFECT ceremony for us! From the very beginning, I was looking for an officiant that was upbeat and fun-spirited. I really wanted someone with personality to marry us. Rabbi Mark is exactly the man we were looking for!! We are an interfaith couple, and from day one he made us both feel entirely comfortable and allowed us to craft a ceremony that was completely tailored to our shared wants and needs. He took the time to get to know us, and that showed in the way he spoke about us during the ceremony. He was always there for us at any point we needed him, and has stressed that he will continue to be there into the future. He is warm, funny and very knowledgeable for any questions you may have. He is also extremely accommodating - we needed to expedite our marriage license, and he personally drove to my home town the day after the wedding to hand deliver to Town Hall! We could not have been happier to have had Rabbi Mark marry us, and we highly recommend him to any couple looking for a fabulous officiant!
Rabbi Mark Newton created the PERFECT ceremony for us! From the very beginning, I was looking for an officiant that was Read more...
Rabbi Mark Newton created the PERFECT ceremony for us! From the very beginning, I was looking for an officiant that was upbeat and fun-spirited. I really wanted someone with personality to marry us. Rabbi Mark is exactly the man we were looking for!! We are an interfaith couple, and from day one he made us both feel entirely comfortable and allowed us to craft a ceremony that was completely tailored to our shared wants and needs. He took the time to get to know us, and that showed in the way he spoke about us during the ceremony. He was always there for us at any point we needed him, and has stressed that he will continue to be there into the future. He is warm, funny and very knowledgeable for any questions you may have. He is also extremely accommodating - we needed to expedite our marriage license, and he personally drove to my home town the day after the wedding to hand deliver to Town Hall! We could not have been happier to have had Rabbi Mark marry us, and we highly recommend him to any couple looking for a fabulous officiant! Read less
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Wendy
Wedding:
1/10/2015
5.0/5.0
Rabbi Mark Newton is truly a fantastic person! My husband and I really wanted to combine both of our religions in a co-officiated ceremony (Jewish and Catholic) for our wedding and Rabbi Newton was happy to help. He worked with us to develop the perfect wedding script and had fantastic suggestions about how to make sure our wedding ceremony everything we had hoped for while also respecting the religious beliefs of both families. In addition to speaking over the phone and Skype several times to get to know us, Rabbi Newtown drove several hours to meet us in person before our wedding. He is a great source of knowledge and advice, and we just can't thank him enough for making our wedding perfect.
Rabbi Mark Newton is truly a fantastic person! My husband and I really wanted to combine both of our religions in a Read more...
Rabbi Mark Newton is truly a fantastic person! My husband and I really wanted to combine both of our religions in a co-officiated ceremony (Jewish and Catholic) for our wedding and Rabbi Newton was happy to help. He worked with us to develop the perfect wedding script and had fantastic suggestions about how to make sure our wedding ceremony everything we had hoped for while also respecting the religious beliefs of both families. In addition to speaking over the phone and Skype several times to get to know us, Rabbi Newtown drove several hours to meet us in person before our wedding. He is a great source of knowledge and advice, and we just can't thank him enough for making our wedding perfect. Read less
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David
Wedding:
10/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Rabbi Mark Newton was an outstanding officiant for our wedding! He worked closely with us to develop an interfaith ceremony that was modern, inclusive and personal while still rooted in Jewish tradition -- and everyone loved it! He is warm, personable and very knowledgeable about the particulars and traditions, of many faiths, which we also found very helpful and inspiring. Mark was a pleasure to work with and we were glad to have him play an important part of our big day.
David and Tim
Rabbi Mark Newton was an outstanding officiant for our wedding! He worked closely with us to develop an interfaith Read more...
Rabbi Mark Newton was an outstanding officiant for our wedding! He worked closely with us to develop an interfaith ceremony that was modern, inclusive and personal while still rooted in Jewish tradition -- and everyone loved it! He is warm, personable and very knowledgeable about the particulars and traditions, of many faiths, which we also found very helpful and inspiring. Mark was a pleasure to work with and we were glad to have him play an important part of our big day.
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Anonymous
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Recently Married
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Rabbi Newton was the officiant at my wedding a few weeks ago. He is extremely professional, kind, knowledgeable, and funny. My husband and I met with him last fall and knew right away that Mark was the rabbi for us. My husband is Jewish and I am not which I was so worried it would be a problem finding a rabbi who wouldn't have a problem with that. Mark Newton is the best for any wedding and isn't intimidating what so ever. He discussed my options with me for the ceremony and gave me advice on whether to convert or not. Everyone at our wedding enjoyed our rabbi. He had a nice flow, great singing voice, and added the right amount of humor. Thank you!
Rabbi Newton was the officiant at my wedding a few weeks ago. He is extremely professional, kind, knowledgeable, and Read more...
Rabbi Newton was the officiant at my wedding a few weeks ago. He is extremely professional, kind, knowledgeable, and funny. My husband and I met with him last fall and knew right away that Mark was the rabbi for us. My husband is Jewish and I am not which I was so worried it would be a problem finding a rabbi who wouldn't have a problem with that. Mark Newton is the best for any wedding and isn't intimidating what so ever. He discussed my options with me for the ceremony and gave me advice on whether to convert or not. Everyone at our wedding enjoyed our rabbi. He had a nice flow, great singing voice, and added the right amount of humor. Thank you! Read less
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Gabriel
Wedding:
9/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Rabbi Mark Newton was the officiant for my wedding earlier this month. Within just a few minutes of having our initial conversation nearly a year earlier I knew that he was going to be my choice. He is very professional and knowledgable and at the same time carries himself with light humor and fun. He responds to communication quickly and is easily reachable by email, phone, and even... Skype!

I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for great service at a great price with a few laughs in the process.
Rabbi Mark Newton was the officiant for my wedding earlier this month. Within just a few minutes of having our initial Read more...
Rabbi Mark Newton was the officiant for my wedding earlier this month. Within just a few minutes of having our initial conversation nearly a year earlier I knew that he was going to be my choice. He is very professional and knowledgable and at the same time carries himself with light humor and fun. He responds to communication quickly and is easily reachable by email, phone, and even... Skype!

I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for great service at a great price with a few laughs in the process. Read less
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Mathil
Wedding:
8/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Rabbi Newton did an excellent job helping us prepare for and officiating our marriage ceremony.
Rabbi Newton did an excellent job helping us prepare for and officiating our marriage ceremony.
Rabbi Newton did an excellent job helping us prepare for and officiating our marriage ceremony. Read less
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Chris
Wedding:
8/9/2014
5.0/5.0
Rabbi Newton was absolutely perfect! He impressed us all and was so kind to those unfamiliar with the Jewish traditions. He read the prayers I Hebrew and then explained them to our guests. Our family's absolutely loved him!
I would recommend him to officiate in a heart beat! Could not be happier!!
Rabbi Newton was absolutely perfect! He impressed us all and was so kind to those unfamiliar with the Jewish traditions. Read more...
Rabbi Newton was absolutely perfect! He impressed us all and was so kind to those unfamiliar with the Jewish traditions. He read the prayers I Hebrew and then explained them to our guests. Our family's absolutely loved him!
I would recommend him to officiate in a heart beat! Could not be happier!! Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Rabbi Newton was so helpful and accommodating throughout the whole planning process...and the wedding itself! My husband is not Jewish but he felt very comfortable with our ceremony. Rabbi Newton really paid attention to Scott's needs and comfort zone and gave him several options (for example, he didn't have to wear a yarmulke if he didn't want to, minimal Hebrew on our parts, explanation of each section of the ceremony so our non-Jewish friends and family could understand to name a few points). Also, his singing voice is beautiful! So many of our guests told us how much they loved the ceremony...some even said they wished they could get remarried so they could have Rabbi Newton as the officiant!
Rabbi Newton was so helpful and accommodating throughout the whole planning process...and the wedding itself! My husband Read more...
Rabbi Newton was so helpful and accommodating throughout the whole planning process...and the wedding itself! My husband is not Jewish but he felt very comfortable with our ceremony. Rabbi Newton really paid attention to Scott's needs and comfort zone and gave him several options (for example, he didn't have to wear a yarmulke if he didn't want to, minimal Hebrew on our parts, explanation of each section of the ceremony so our non-Jewish friends and family could understand to name a few points). Also, his singing voice is beautiful! So many of our guests told us how much they loved the ceremony...some even said they wished they could get remarried so they could have Rabbi Newton as the officiant! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Rabbi Newton was great to work with from the first time I emailed him to ask to officiate my wedding up until our goodbye. Everyone commented how beautiful the ceremony was and I could not have asked for a better day. I have recommended him to friends and I would again and again.
Rabbi Newton was great to work with from the first time I emailed him to ask to officiate my wedding up until our goodbye. Read more...
Rabbi Newton was great to work with from the first time I emailed him to ask to officiate my wedding up until our goodbye. Everyone commented how beautiful the ceremony was and I could not have asked for a better day. I have recommended him to friends and I would again and again. Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
I'm Jewish and my husband is Irish, so an Irish rabbi was perfect for us. We met in person so he could get to know us and talk about the kind of ceremony we wanted. Although Mark is a rabbi, he can make the ceremony as religious, multi-religious, or secular as you want. He told us a lot about the Jewish and Irish wedding traditions so that we could make informed decisions about what we wanted to include in our ceremony. We ended up doing a kiddush ceremony using Irish mead instead of regular wine, for example. My husband and I wrote the ceremony ourselves, based on a template that Mark sent us. He gave us great advice on the order and timing so that everything flowed nicely.

Our ceremony was mostly secular and in English, but included some blessings in Hebrew and Irish Gaelic. It was such a great combination of our backgrounds and made our wedding day really special. Guests loved the ceremony and Mark stayed to talk to anyone who was interested afterwards. After the wedding, people kept telling us how wonderful the ceremony was.

Another nice thing was that Mark is very flexible about where photographers can go. Obviously some venues are stricter than others (ours was pretty relaxed), but Mark was fine with our photographer being up close to the ceremony.

We couldn't have asked for a better wedding officiant and we would highly recommend Mark Newton!
I'm Jewish and my husband is Irish, so an Irish rabbi was perfect for us. We met in person so he could get to know us and Read more...
I'm Jewish and my husband is Irish, so an Irish rabbi was perfect for us. We met in person so he could get to know us and talk about the kind of ceremony we wanted. Although Mark is a rabbi, he can make the ceremony as religious, multi-religious, or secular as you want. He told us a lot about the Jewish and Irish wedding traditions so that we could make informed decisions about what we wanted to include in our ceremony. We ended up doing a kiddush ceremony using Irish mead instead of regular wine, for example. My husband and I wrote the ceremony ourselves, based on a template that Mark sent us. He gave us great advice on the order and timing so that everything flowed nicely.

Our ceremony was mostly secular and in English, but included some blessings in Hebrew and Irish Gaelic. It was such a great combination of our backgrounds and made our wedding day really special. Guests loved the ceremony and Mark stayed to talk to anyone who was interested afterwards. After the wedding, people kept telling us how wonderful the ceremony was.

Another nice thing was that Mark is very flexible about where photographers can go. Obviously some venues are stricter than others (ours was pretty relaxed), but Mark was fine with our photographer being up close to the ceremony.

We couldn't have asked for a better wedding officiant and we would highly recommend Mark Newton! Read less
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