Rabbi Linda is an award winning wedding officiant based in White Plains, NY, also available for destination weddings. She serves interfaith couples and Jews of any (or no) affiliation and, as an independent rabbi, works with them to create the ceremony most meaningful for them. Rabbi Linda is known to be responsive, well organized, creative and compassionate. She is also an LGBTQ+ ally and actively honors diverse cultures.
Through her organized and caring services, Rabbi Linda can provide counseling, customized vows and a ceremony rehearsal. She is certified as a Prepare/Enrich couples facilitator. Couples may select from:
Rabbi Linda is located in Westchester County, NY. She is available in New Rochelle, Tarrytown, White Plains and the surrounding areas. She is also licensed to officiate weddings in New York City and has worked around the USA and abroad.
39 Reviews for Rabbi Linda Portnoy Goldberg
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Heather Arbiter · Married on 09/28/2019
My Favorite Vendor!
Rabbi Linda was the best vendor we worked with for our wedding. We liked her right away on the phone and then meeting her. We picked her because we wanted to be married by a female Reform Rabbi who eagerly performed interfaith and LGBT weddings.
She was so easy to work with and so organized! Every question was answered right away and she easily found time to meet with us as needed. She helped us craft a ceremony that felt the right mix of formulaic and custom, taught us about Jewish traditions we weren't as familiar with, and even helped us add a ritual from my husband's Wiccan faith (that she researched, suggested, and learned on her own!). The ceremony was just the right length, tailored to our guests who were mostly not Jewish so everyone understood what was happening. She helped us get a Ketubah and doing the proofing and translating, told our story during the ceremony by combining information from both of us, and had printouts of vows and readings at the ceremony. A few days before the ceremony when I was panicking about something she was available to calm me down with her soothing voice and thoughtful advice. After the wedding, I especially appreciated how she spaced out and helped us get everything ready well in advance of the wedding day, something many vendors seemed to wait to the end to do!
The wedding party and guests were also quite impressed with her, especially my Jewish family. Overall, I'm very happy that I hired Rabbi Linda and definitely feel like we got a lot for our money from her.Sent on 10/14/2019
Rabbi Linda Portnoy Goldberg's reply:Thank you so much for your complete and thoughtful review, Heather! I’m delighted that - as an independent, non-denominational rabbi - I was able to make your ceremony meaningful for you and Jared.
Hallie · Married on 09/27/2019
Rabbi Linda is such a kind person whose love for love truly shows in her work. My husband is not Jewish, but I am, and it was very important to both of us that our ceremony reflected my upbringing, but was also very simple and personal. Believe it or not, in 2019 America, I found it so difficult to find a Rabbi who would marry us as an "interfaith" couple even though I am not religious and neither is my husband. From our first phone call, Rabbi Linda made us feel so comfortable and excited to be getting married. She is a great listener, is extremely organized and pays so much attention to every family/ceremony detail. She helped answer every single one of our questions, religious or otherwise, and was available every time we needed her. Our ceremony perfectly captured our simple style, and yet was so tasteful which she made it her very own way custom to us. She was especially helpful in finding ways to include my in-laws and my husband's brothers in our ceremony so that everyone felt included. She proof-read our program and helped us pick a Ketubah that was just what we were looking for. I HIGHLY recommend Rabbi Linda. She is ALWAYS smiling and upbeat as well as willing to meet with us every time we needed to. I look forward to using her in the future when our children are born someday! Thank you, Rabbi!Sent on 12/26/2019
Rabbi Linda Portnoy Goldberg's reply:I loved working with you and Jeff, Hallie. I’m so glad you all loved your ceremony. And it would certainly be my pleasure to name your babies!
Jamie Margulies · Married on 09/14/2019
Personal and thought
Rabbi Linda made our wedding ceremony so special. She was personal, kind, thoughtful, and truly took the time to get to know my Husband and I before marrying us. I couldn’t imagine anyone else to perform such an important and personal moment in our lives!Sent on 10/13/2019
Rabbi Linda Portnoy Goldberg's reply:Thank you so much, Jamie! I loved working with you and Michael, and I’m thrilled that your ceremony meant so much to you.
Rabbi Linda Portnoy Goldberg Price Rates
A $200 discount is offered with pleasure to active duty members of the US armed forces for their 2020 wedding.
Rabbi Linda Goldberg has a wealth of knowledge about Judaism, a deep wisdom about life and a delightful sense of fun. She is a spectacular wedding officiant whom I couldn’t recommend more highly. You’ll be so glad you chose to work with her.
Rabbi Linda is a true gem! She gave a beautifully touching ceremony for my client. She's so kind and wonderful to work with, I highly recommend her for your ceremony!