Rabbi Linda is an award winning wedding officiant based in White Plains, NY, also available for destination weddings and remote officiating (via Zoom/FaceTime/Skype/etc) where permitted. She serves all couples, particularly interfaith and Jewish of any (or no) affiliation, and she 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.
47 Reviews for Rabbi Linda Portnoy Goldberg
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Rachel A Seiden · Married on 11/21/2020
Rabbi Linda is one of the kindest, most empathetic, and genuine people I have ever met!Sent on 09/16/2020
My now-husband and I were in an absolute pickle of a situation - we were supposed to get married in mid-March 2020 in NYC but that of course couldn't happen because of COVID-19. Our original officiant left the state, and there was no news at the time of provisions for extending marriage licenses and ceremonies had to be performed in person. We wrote to Rabbi Linda about a week before our license expired and she performed the ceremony the DAY before it expired!
We flip-flopped so much on what we wanted in the ceremony- first, we wanted the full Jewish ceremony and then realized we really wanted our parents there in person to watch that which was not possible... Rabbi Linda was SO incredibly patient, kind and accommodating with us during that process of ceremony design.
Rabbi Linda allowed us to come to her backyard with two witnesses for a socially distanced ceremony. Her husband took photos and a video, our parents watched on Zoom and the rabbi performed an absolutely lovely short and sweet legal ceremony for us! Highly recommend that you use her for any and everything related to your wedding, whether it's in the time of Coronavirus or if you are reading this review many years later! :)
Rabbi Linda Portnoy Goldberg's reply:It was lovely having you all here, Rachel. Given how things are these days, you and Seth were a ray of sunshine. Stay well and safe.
Justin Howe · Getting married on 01/07/2022
A Flawless Wedding!
Where to start! Rabbi Linda officiated our wedding this July and it could not have gone better. Originally, we were supposed to have 200 guests in a great venue that we had to downsize to 4 people in a back yard (thanks Covid). And even though we did the wedding over zoom, Rabbi Linda made it special and intimate. We talked to her many times from January to July and she made the process insanely easy and fun! She catered her officiating to us and made it a very personal ceremony. Would 100% recommend to anyone looking for an officiate.Sent on 08/21/2020
Thanks Rabbi Linda!!!
Rabbi Linda Portnoy Goldberg's reply:So my pleasure, Justin. You and Julia were a delight to work with. Throughout all the changes, your resilience was admirable. All good wishes.
Alina Sudnishnikova · Getting married on 02/06/2021
We had to do our ceremony during the pandemic and it was supposed to be online. Later, we found out that it was no longer possible to do the ceremony online and Linda suggested her back deck with a beautiful scenery as a place for our ceremony. We could not be any happier on that day! She is a charming and amazing person. She made our day absolutely unforgettable. We are extremely grateful for the day and for excellent job. I'm sure there's no better vendor.Sent on 09/15/2020
Rabbi Linda Portnoy Goldberg's reply:It was so exciting to be a part of your wedding with remote guests in Moscow and Beirut, Alina. You and Wissam were a such a pleasure to work with. All good wishes.
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 or 2021 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!