Rabbi Rayzel Raphael is a warm-hearted, versatile wedding officiant located in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, specializing in Jewish and interfaith marriages. With over 15 years of experience, Rayzel will be able to blend cultural traditions with the complexities of different religions into your one-of-a-kind ceremony. She will be with you every step of the process as you build your ceremony and plan for your wedding vows. With open communication, whether it’s in-person or through email, Rabbi Rayzel Raphael will provide a memorable ceremony that will move you and your wedding guests.
From counseling to developing personal, customized vows, Rabbi Rayzel Raphael can help with many aspects of ceremony planning. Rabbi Rayzel can effortlessly combine different values to create a unique and special moment. She can also conduct the ceremony in English or Hebrew.
101 Reviews for Rabbi Rayzel Raphael
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Ilana Glassner · Married on 10/12/2019
We HIGHLY recommend Rabbi Rayzel
1 month before our wedding (for reasons out of our control), we needed to find a new officiant for our wedding. Based on the WeddingWire reviews, we reached out to Rabbi Rayzel. She opened up her schedule and was happy to work with us even on such short notice. Rabbi Rayzel quickly caught us up to speed and we were wedding-ready. From the ketubah signing to the ceremony, Rabbi Rayzel far exceeded every expectation. She is smart, witty and above all else, spiritual. These wonderful attributes (and more) shone through in her ceremonies. Whether it was their first jewish wedding ceremony or their 100th, so many of our guests were in awe of the ceremony and made it a point to tell us so.Sent on 10/20/2019
Thank you, Rabbi Rayzel, for making our wedding day so special.
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Dori Spector · Getting married on 07/10/2021
Fabulous interfaith service!
Rabbi Rayzel made everyone feel welcome at my son’s wedding last week. The wedding was interfaith with Jewish undertones. She did an amazing ketubah signing with both families participating. No one was excluded. She took the time to personally meet my son and his future bride at her home. She also did some phone meetings as well. She was so engaging, and our friends of all faiths loved her service and enthusiasm. We were told by many people how wonderful her service was, and for many of them it was their first Jewish wedding. She truly engaged everyone who attended.Sent on 10/31/2019
Rabbi Rayzel Raphael's reply:Dori I can't thank you enough for your kinds words. It was my total pleasure ! Please stay in touch and send me a picture if you get a good one, everyone looked beautiful!
Yariv Schein · Getting married on 07/08/2021
Rabbi Rayzel Raphael was the best! Very personable and fun to work with. I would definitely recommend her for a wedding!Sent on 10/15/2019
Rabbi Rayzel Raphael's reply:You two were fun to work with as well! stay in touch and send a picture, Have a Happy life !
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Rabbi Rayzel Raphael is the BEST! She is extremely sweet and has a great personality that makes everyone feel so welcomed! Her wedding ceremonies have that "extra special touch" and she always makes sure to get to know each couple so she can personalize their wedding ceremony. Whenever i hear that Rabbi Rayzel Raphael is officiating at one our our weddings, I'm thrilled to hear the news because I know it is going to be amazing!!