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The Most Important Part of Your Wedding Day
Inspiration. Warmth. Meaning. Beauty. Elegance. Your wedding ceremony deserves nothing less. As a progressive, modern, respected, skilled and experienced ordained clergy, I officiate at Spiritual; Interfaith; and Jewish weddings, as well as Civil Unions, and LGBT Ceremonies
Civil Union, Commitment Ceremony, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-Religious Ceremony, Religious Ceremony, Same Sex Ceremony, Second Wedding , Vow Renewal Ceremony
Interfaith, Conservative, Reform, Jewish, Secular, Spiritual
I’ve known Rabbi Paul for quite sometime (as I’m a wedding planner and I’ve used his services for many of my brides) and I knew there would be no one else that could possibly give us the kind of ceremony we desired. We wanted a Jewish ceremony but we aren’t especially religious. We wanted a ceremony that focused on who we are while representing beautiful Jewish traditions. The most special part of the ceremony was our love letters. Rabbi Paul had us each write a love letter to each other and send them only to him—not showing each other or anyone else. He then read each of them to us in front of our friends and family. There wasn’t a dry eye! It was amazing how similar our letters were and it truly made our ceremony more memorable than any I had ever seen—and like I said, I’m also a wedding planner by trade so that’s saying something! So, so many of our guests commented about how beautiful and truly intimate our ceremony was. We even had several guests ask for his info for their own weddings! Thank you for everything, Rabbi Paul!
Rabbi Paul not only conducted the most beautiful ceremony we could have asked for for our wedding on November 11, but made it a memorable and exceptional one for our guests. From our first meeting with him, we were blown away by how personable he is and how open he was to our ideas. He is extremely responsive and we were able to meet with him in person as well as on the phone multiple times during our planning process. He explained everything during our ceremony in such a great way for our guests and offered the most touching advice. The love notes section was our favorite part! On top of all that, our wedding day was extremely windy, but Rabbi Paul was able to drop the microphone and project his voice and run with it and our guests all heard every single word. Our guests are still telling us how great and special of a ceremony we had and how touching the Rabbi's words were. Thanks so much Rabbi Paul for helping make our wedding day a dream come true!
So Beyond HappyReviewed on 1/30/2016 Amanda L
My husband and I are Jewish, but not the most religious couple. We are also writers and wanted to write our own vows. We met with Rabbi Paul two months before the ceremony and he could not have been nicer. He completely customized our ceremony to fit the needs and wants of my husband and I as well as our families. I cannot recommend him enough. Everyone came up to us after and said it was the best ceremony they had ever been to. I agree and not just because it was ours!
We are so delighted to have had Rabbi Paul officiate our wedding. From the moment we had our first meet & greet we knew he was a perfect match for us. We chose an interfaith ceremony that was emotional, spiritual and beautiful all in one. His versatility of being both a Rabbi and a cantor was one of the many reasons we chose him. The mix English, Hebrew and song created the perfect balance for our interfaith marriage. We would definitely recommend him to anyone in need of his services. On a personal note, he is as charismatic as they come, he is funny, professional, sweet, helpful and non judgmental, focusing on our love and spiritual orientations. Rabbi Paul has become our Rabbi for all affairs to come in our life, and it was a privilege to have him under our chuppah .
Rabbi Paul officiated our wedding last month and working with him was amazing! From the moment we met him he was so warm and made us feel so comfortable with the entire process. My husband is jewish but I am not, however, I am attending Judaism courses so I am very interested in learning everything I can about the religion, so he was able to thoroughly educate me on the entire process and the background on items like the ketubah, breaking of the glass,etc as well as tell me exactly what we needed and helpful tips for the day of (white wine only! don't forget the marriage license! etc). We planned our wedding from another state but every time we came in town he was able to accomodate our schedule to meet with us and take calls from afar so that by the time of our wedding we felt we knew him well and knew exactly what to expect from a ceremony perspective. Thank you so much for helping to make our day perfect Rabbi Paul, I highly recommend him to anyone!
I thought that finding an officiant for our special day was going to be difficult as I’m Jewish and my husband is not. And although I’m not orthodox, I grew up observing every Jewish holiday and frequently attending orthodox services. I wanted our wedding ceremony to embrace some of the Jewish tradition but I didn’t want it to dominate the entirety of the ceremony and I wasn’t sure how to find the right balance to make both my husband and I feel comfortable. We were so lucky to find Rabbi Paul and work with him. He was super accommodating and readily available (which was important to us because we were living overseas while planning for our wedding in Miami). He Skyped with us, learned about us, and provided us with examples of several ceremony styles. Rabbi Paul was patient and NOT pushy. He reminded us that the ceremony should be about us and the way that we wanted! He was so accommodating in helping us outline our wedding ceremony and I think what helped the most (and more so for my husband) was that he thoroughly explained the meaning and background for every Jewish tradition we could opt to include in our ceremony. It helped my husband understand the meaning of each element, made him feel comfortable and most importantly, made him feel included in the process. With that said, our wedding ceremony was AMAZING! We felt we had the perfect and most comprehensive combination of tradition mixed into our love story. Rabbi Paul’s fantastic voice, sincere personality, and comical relief (during awkward winds) really had my husband and I caught up in the moment and loving every minute of his beautifully executed performance. Our guests also kept complimenting us on our ceremony and mentioned how it accurately reflected our personalities. We highly recommend Rabbi Paul and we sincerely thank you for making our day unbelievably memorable!
Rabbi Paul officiated my wedding ceremony on New Years' eve. However, he was not only there for the wedding but met with myself and my now wife many times over the years. He was always there for us and very responsive to our needs. The ceremony was beautiful and I highly recommend him!
My husband and I are so happy we chose Rabbi Paul. He created a customized and special ceremony for us that will last in our memories for a lifetime. I cant wait to receieve the video of it from our videographer so I can relive it again. He is an absolute professional. His personality, voice and experience made a beautiful impression on us and our guests. We received many compliments about the ceremony. He made sure we felt prepared with multiple calls and an in-person meeting. He also listened to all of my requests and preferences. We were looking for a modern ceremony they included some Jewish traditions without being overly religious. The `Love Notes` portion was the highlight for everyone. We highly recommend him to all!
Rabbi Paul made our wedding day extra special. He explained everything in such a nice way to our guests, offered a beautiful speech/tips to a happy marriage, his voice was beautiful when he sang prayers/songs during the ceremony. His personal touches made the ceremony so personal and beautiful. It was the best day of my life and Rabbi Paul was a huge part of making it so amazing. He is so kind and helped us with every question and detail from the start to the finish! He is the best. I highly recommend him!
I honestly didn't read reviews about Rabbi Paul before our wedding, but now that I offered to write one about him, I am not surprised to see that everyone feels the same way. Simply put, Rabbi Paul Offenkrantz made our ceremony not only beautiful, but exceptional and memorable for all of our guests. The first thing everyone tells me about our wedding was just how beautiful and heart-warming the ceremony was, and I contribute that largely to Rabbi Paul. We had an interfaith wedding with a New York Jewish family and a Costa Rican family. Everyone felt welcome and everyone was touched by the ceremony. We (my Jewish side of the family) are not particularly religious. We are reform for the most part, and Rabbi Paul was able to incorporate beautiful Jewish traditions like the Katubah signing, prayer over the wine, the vows, and wrapping with the Talit wonderfully into our ceremony. Our Katubah signing ceremony in of itself was incredible (and fun) as both of us were blindfolded because my wife and I didn't want to see each other before the ceremony! Rabbi Paul also is a great cantor/singer and I definitely recommend incorporating the singing of prayers into the ceremony. His words of wisdom were touching for everyone. He is a true professional and wonderful Rabbi. I can't thank Rabbi Paul enough for helping to make our wedding the most incredible day of our lives.
Rabbi Offenkrantz officiated our wedding last week and we could not have asked for a more perfect ceremony. The amount of praise he received by our guests was overwhelming, and many stated that the beautiful ceremony he conducted was their very favorite part of the evening. He was completely professional, warm, loving, respectful and just a joy to be around. He makes you feel as though you've known him forever, and we could not have asked for a more beautiful process to become man and wife. He allows you to choose what you want and don't want included in your ceremony, and tailors it to the individual couple. Couldn't be happier with our decision to work with Rabbi Offenkrantz!
Rabbi Paul was EXCEPTIONAL- our guests are still raving about him. He made the entire process leading up to our wedding absolutely seamless and comfortable from the start. On our wedding day, from the ketubah signing to the ceremony, Rabbi Paul was absolutely fantastic. He helped make our day so special and so so meaningful. We are forever grateful!
Rabbi Paul was just terrific. I am Jewish and my now wife is Christian and he performed the most traditional, spiritual and soulful interfaith wedding ceremony. He was the only officiant and my wife's side thought he was just lovely. Highly recommended.
Rabbi Paul was great, talked everything over and he helped us with all that was needed to have a memorable ceremony. On the big day, everything went according to plans and the way it was imagined. Thank you!
Wow!! Working with Rabbi Paul for our interfaith wedding was beyond our expectation!! From our first meeting with Rabbi Paul my husband and I knew we had found the perfect fit for what we were looking for. Rabbi Paul does a great job of getting to know and understand you as a couple which really helped us in finding the perfect flow for our ceremony. He was very professional and very quick to return any calls or emails. Many of our guests came up to us throughout the night and still do commenting on how great Rabbi Paul was. Thank you very much for everything Rabbi Paul! We will be giving your name to any of our friends or family.
Rabbi Paul officiated our interfaith wedding. The moment we met him, my husband and I instantly knew we wanted him to marry us. He provided guidance, warmth, and wisdom and incorporated personal details into our ceremony which made it unforgettable. There wasn't a dry eye in the house. We are forever grateful and can not recommend him enough.
Rabbi Offenkrantz was such a pleasure to work with! My husband and I wanted a traditional Jewish ceremony, and he delivered amazingly, while still keeping it engaging and succinct! Not to mention how beautiful his words of advice were during the ceremony (which brought me to tears). We can’t even count the number of people who came up to us afterwards to tell us how wonderful the ceremony was and what an excellent job Rabbi Offenkrantz did, especially since he wasn’t the Rabbi who we grew up with. He was also extremely helpful when picking a ketubah and explained what the Hebrew text meant so that we understood what we were signing. We highly recommend Rabbi Offenkrantz!
Rabbi Paul is phenomenal! He was a pleasure to work with, and our ceremony was absolutely perfect. It covered all the essential pieces of a Jewish wedding while keeping it both succinct and engaging. I can't count the number of guests who went out of their way to compliment the ceremony.
Rabbi Paul was amazing! He was very sweet and from the moment we met made us feel very comfortable. Rabbi Paul took the time to make sure we ran through the entire ceremony weeks before it took place and followed up with us on any questions or concerns that we had. He asked us questions to get to know us and the ceremony was very profound and full of love. All of our guests were very pleased and I would highly recommend him for your Jewish ceremony. I am Indian and my husband is Jewish so he was also perfect for the interfaith ceremony :)
This rabbi provides more than just a ceremony. He makes it a truley special experience blending religion, love, and song in a meaningful way that everyone in the room will feel. Lucky to have had him, highly recommend him
Rabbi Paul gave us the most warm and meaningful ceremony we could imagine. We did a destination wedding and he took the time to get to know us by meeting with when we were in town and via skype. He tailored the entire ceremony to us to make it totally personal. He listened to our wants and needs to make the ceremony absolutely perfect.
Rabbi Paul was more than we could ever imagine! He spoke eloquently and just told our story in an AMAZING way. So many guests told me how he was the best officiant/rabbi they had ever heard before.
Rabbi Paul is fantastic! He was very open to our non-traditional Jewish wedding. Very quick to respond to any emails and questions we may have had. He had us write personal reflections about each other for the ceremony, and it really made it special. The ceremony was beautiful and everything we could have hoped for. We definitely recommend!
Rabbi Paul Offenkrantz exceeded our already high expectations. One always wonders when contracting with someone unknown exactly what one will get. Well, we got a warm, funny, sincere, knowledgeable rabbi, with a fantastic voice, who delivered a personal ceremony tailored to our daughter and her fiancé. Everyone in attendance loved the ceremony, and commented on how it reflected the personalities of our bride and groom. We couldn't have been happier and highly recommend Rabbi Offenkranz for any simchas.
I can't say enough about Rabbi Paul. My husband and I knew after our first meeting with him, that this was the Rabbi for us!! We felt like we had known him for years!! He is very friendly and was very willing to take his time to explain the Jewish wedding traditions to me. It was important for me to understand what was going on as, I'm not Jewish. We ended up using Rabbi Paul for both of our ceremonies. Our first wedding was scheduled to happen on the beach with just our immediate family. When the weather turned out to be stormy and too dangerous to be on the beach, he agreed to hold the ceremony in my in-laws house, at the last minute. And when the little nephews were running around screaming and laughing during the ceremony, he simply smiled and continued on. Our second ceremony with friends and family was just as wonderful. This time not only did he deliver yet another lovely ceremony, but we got to hear that beautiful voice of his!! Rabbi Paul is nothing but, professional, helpful, amazing, easy to work with, and a genuinely good person. Should I ever need a Rabbi again, Rabbi Paul is the only Rabbi I will use.