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Ryan C · Married on 07/13/2019
Wonderful teacher and wedding officiant!
Can’t say enough great things! Rabbi Michael was accommodating for our conversation (over Skype from San Francisco) and was superb at our wedding. He rolled with the punches and helped us create the ceremony of our dreams!Sent on 08/02/2019
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Miriam · Married on 01/19/2019
Rabbi Raab was awesome!
My husband and I were married last weekend on 1/19/19 and Rabbi Raab was wonderful! We were lucky enough to meet with him in person a few times before our big day as we live in Naples even though we were married in St. Pete Beach. He was always quick to respond to emails and texts whenever we had questions. He was so personable and funny during the ceremony that even our DJ commented that he was one of the best officiants he had ever worked with. He kept our ceremony short and sweet just as we wanted and still included all of the ceremonial Jewish traditions. I would recommend Rabbi Raab for any occasion. Thank you Rabbi! We hope to celebrate more joyous occasions with you in the future!Sent on 01/27/2019
-Miriam and David Tate Albritton
mike · Married on 12/01/2018
Rabbi Michael Raab officiated at our daughters wedding May 26th. We go back a long way with knowing Rabbi Michael,Sent on 07/21/2018
from UM and Miami Beach High School. He met with our daughter and son in law prior to their wedding and really took the time to get to know them. As our daughter and son in law are an interfaith couple we, as parents did not know exactly what they wanted. Rabbi Michael "hit the nail on the head". He beautifully preformed the ceremony sharing and explaining the Jewish traditions. Our guests raved about the ceremony and Rabbi Michael. Thank You Rabbi Michael!!!
Michael and Nancy.
Elyse Whitman · Married on 11/04/2018
Thank you, Rabbi!
Thank you for creating such a lovely wedding for Sam and Katie. What a beautiful way for them to start their journey together. Your consultations before the wedding helped them to plan just the ceremony they wanted and from the ketubbah signing to the smashed glass, everything was sweet, loving, personal and perfect. And by the way, I am so happy you could join in our celebration. You are a great dancer and the life of the party!Sent on 11/04/2018
Marc · Married on 06/30/2018
We attended a wedding several months ago officiated by Rabbi Raab in Coral Gables and he was spectacular. We decided to use him 2 weeks ago for our wedding in Boca Raton, and once again he was TERRIFIC! He is warm, caring, loving, informative, has a great sense of humor, and keeps the service short and sweet.Sent on 07/11/2018
Karen · Married on 05/18/2018
Rabbi Raab officiated at my sons wedding in Antigua last week. He was wonderful from the moment we contacted him. He always responded to questions and concerns quickly and with a lot of caring. He even acknowledged my 97 year old aunt who came to the wedding.The wedding ceremony was lovely and even had a touch of humor woven through it.Sent on 05/25/2018
Rabbi Raab spent time many of our guests and so many came up to us to tell us how warm and personable he was. The Rabbu helped make a great day even better. Love this man
Stephanie · Married on 04/29/2018
Rabbi Raab performed a beautiful ceremony for our interfaith wedding! We received so many compliments from our guests, especially those who were not Jewish, on his simple explanations of Jewish traditions and prayers. He customized our ceremony to best reflect us and what we wanted our special day to be while giving us guidance along the way. It was if he had known us for years! We would definitely recommend Raabi Raab to anyone looking for a friendly, charismatic and sociable officiant!Sent on 07/10/2018
Kevin · Married on 04/07/2018
Rabbi Raab was one of the two officiants at our Interfaith wedding. Our wedding was held at a Catholic Church in Miami. Rabbi Raab and the priest worked together beautifully to create a perfect ceremony incorporating both Jewish and Catholic wedding traditions. Rabbi was a pleasure to speak to in the weeks/months leading up to the wedding and truly got to know me, my wife, and our families. Rabbi spoke directly with the priest on many occasions and ensured that he not only allowed Jewish wedding traditions, but that the priest understood the importance of these traditions, and welcomed them into the ceremony.Sent on 04/11/2018
Carlos · Married on 02/17/2018
We are so grateful to have had Rabbi raab as our officiant. What a lovely, funny guy. We loved that he kept our ceremony to 20 minutes. He made our ceremony short, sweet, and funny. Rabbi Raab is a ball of love and humor.Sent on 06/17/2018
Some traits to describe Rabbi Raab:
1. Excellent communicator,
2. Very affordable,
9. Handsome, and did we say
Seriously though, if you're looking for a Rabbi for your jewish or interfaith wedding, look no further: Rabbi Raab is the guy!
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Hannah · Married on 02/11/2018
There are not enough kind words in the dictionary to fully describe Rabbi Michael. I first came to know him several years ago when I contacted him inquiring about converting to Judaism. From that point forward he was there for me every step of the way, guiding me and teaching me along my path to becoming Jewish. He was extremely accommodating and flexible, and he even offered to do most of our lessons via Skype to work with my school schedule. He quickly became more than a Rabbi, and I am now so pleased to call him a friend. He conducted the most beautiful conversion ceremony at the Naples beach and incorporated my family in the process. Once my husband and I became engaged, he was our first phone call…of course we had to have him officiate our wedding! Throughout the planning process he was so helpful and even gave me advice on which vendors to choose (all of whom were incredible). I jokingly refer to him as my “Concierge Rabbi” because he is truly a 24/7 Rabbi….always responding promptly to my texts or emails. When our wedding day came around, he officiated the most beautiful and truly personalized ketubah signing and ceremony. We are still receiving warm messages from guests about “how great our Rabbi was!” Thank you so much Rabbi Michael, and we can’t wait to share more life memories together with you!Sent on 02/21/2018
Amy · Married on 12/23/2017
Shalom Rabbi!Sent on 01/02/2018
We just have to thank you for such a beautiful beautiful ceremony , and a fantastic job with everything, especially your help with organising us in the bridal suite where the venue staff was absent.
We were so pleased with our wedding, and received so many compliments from our friends and family on the ceremony specifically!! It was our favourite part of he evening. Chris’s family never saw a Jewish wedding and they absolutely loved it! The prayers, the sand, the ketubah, the singing ,the vows, it was all so magical I couldn’t have asked for anything better. We were truly blessed to have you as our rabbi.
So thank you again from our hearts and we hope to speak with you again along our journey. Maybe for the bris!?! (Do you do those?)
Much love, mazel and happy new year!!
Amy and Chris Taylor
Nicolle · Married on 12/02/2017
This man right here... made our wedding amazing!!!! From the second I met him, I knew he was the one! :-) He was fun,Sent on 12/15/2017
thoughtful, charismatic and everyone said that he was the best officiant they had ever seen! We did not want to write our own vows because we didn’t even know where to start, but he had this ability to have us write some things down and he read it out loud and it was awesome and amazing! Rabbi Michael, you are one-of-a-kind and we are so grateful to have you now as a friend!
Katherine · Married on 11/12/2017
Rabbi Michael is an amazing person and spiritual leader. He officiated our destination wedding in Naples, FL in November 2017. Not only did he help us with the planning process of the wedding and became our spiritual counselor as well. He helped me with conversion classes making me feel comfortable and at peace. He is soothing, extremely knowledgeable and professional. The ceremony was beautiful, elegant and fun. Being that we had a nice mix of cultures and religions he made everyone feel included. He even helped me in recommending great vendors in the area, this just made the whole planning process and the event complete and flawless. He's funny and very personable, very easy to talk to. We loved him from the first conversation we had with him. You will gain a friend for life, you will not regret having him be part of one of the most important days of your life!!!Sent on 04/20/2018
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Kayla · Married on 11/04/2017
My husband and I were so lucky to have Rabbi Raab officiate our wedding. I have know him for several years and would not have had anyone else officiate our ceremony. I wanted a very non traditional and quick ceremony, and he delivered just that, but still made it so personal and touching.Sent on 11/23/2017
No matter your religious beliefs, Rabbi Raab will deliver exactly what you want in the best way possible!!
Thank you Rabbi for the best experience and ceremony ever!
Caitlin · Married on 04/22/2017
Rabbi Michael is the absolute best! My husband and I were worried about creating a meaningful inter-faith ceremony. We didn't know exactly where to start, but then we reached out to Rabbi Michael Raab and he guided us through the entire process. He was able to help us put together a beautiful ceremony along with our church, and we are so thankful! Rabbi Michael is eloquent, charismatic and professional. We highly recommend him!Sent on 07/23/2017
Brittany · Married on 04/08/2017
My husband and I cannot say enough about Rabbi Michael. He truly made our wedding ceremony one of a kind and we can't wait to see what other events we have in our life so that we can include him! Lots of love as always!Sent on 04/22/2017
Mr. and Mrs. Matt Weinberg
Ariel · Married on 03/12/2017
We had such a beautiful ceremony thanks to Rabbi Raab. He's great! Everything was thought out and executed in a perfect way.Sent on 03/20/2017
don · Married on 02/18/2017
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R · Married on 01/14/2017
Rabbi Raab was fantastic in every way. He was easy to work with, relaxed and went with the flow despite an elaborate wedding. The ceremony was beautiful and tasteful. A great choice that we were beyond happy with.Sent on 02/03/2017
Andrew · Married on 12/30/2016
This man is by far the best, he will be out Rabbi for years to come. Rabbi Rabb is a hit with the guests and couldn't be more of a pleasure to work with. Jewish, interfaith, anything you imagine this man will make you feel like a valued component of his life. I could go on for hours you won't be disappointed you did!Sent on 01/21/2017
Danielle · Married on 12/11/2016
Having Rabbi Michael as our Rabbi was the absolute best decision we made in regards to our entire wedding! My now wife and I met Rabbi Michael at an LGBT expo in Tampa almost 4 years ago now. After meeting with him and talking to him, we knew right then and there we had to have him as our Rabbi! So 3 years later I contacted him and booked him for our wedding! We were very excited he was available, and couldn't believe he had remembered us after all of those years and all of the weddings in between! Rabbi Michael is wonderful in every way. He is easy to talk to, responds quickly to emails, texts, and or voicemails, and makes you feel like you are the only wedding couple he is working with. He listens carefully to your wants and needs, and delivers on them. Rabbi Michael made our wedding ceremony exceptional. It was by far the best ceremony I have ever been to, as well as most of our guests. We had a ton of compliments on how wonderful the ceremony was and how wonderful Rabbi Michael was! Some of our guests are still raving about him and our wedding was a month ago now! I would totally recommend Rabbi Michael for any of his services you may need!Sent on 01/12/2017
ashley · Married on 10/08/2016
Working with Rabbi Michael was a wonderful experience for our entire family. From the beginning he was available to meet in person and discuss the process , as we were completely unfamiliar and the first to marry in our family as well as be a destination wedding. He made the months of planning easy and enjoyable. My mother happens to be Spanish and rabbi was able to speak in Spanish at certain parts of the wedding, which meant a lot to my family. He got to know josh and I well and it showed during the ceremony. The entire process was beautiful , we highly recommend rabbi Michael!!!!Sent on 11/18/2016
Michelle · Married on 10/01/2016
Blessings with a smile
Rabbi Raab was not only an expert in the officiant role, but also offered plenty of entertainment and humor. He incorporated jokes and made everyone laugh at an event that can be quite unnerving for the bride and groom. It definitely brought comfort and warmth to the ceremony! He was fabulous!Sent on 12/27/2018
User5324008 · 2+ years ago
Rabbi Raab may have started off as the officiant to our wedding, but going through the whole process with him means he's our rabbi and friend for life! I was amazed how much time the rabbi would spend with my fiancé and I-- whether it was on the phone, face time or in person when we visited Naples. Each time we spoke he always gave us great advice and spent time getting to know us so that he built us a wonderful ceremony. With guests from around the globe and with different religions, we wanted our ceremony to be very personal and unique and rabbi raab truly made that the case. Our family are still talking about how special the ceremony was and it was fabulous that rabbi explained all the traditions and parts of the ceremony that people may not have understood. Lastly, rabbi raab has a great personality and really made us laugh! Moments before the ceremony he came to check in on me in my room where I was really nervous and he gave me a hug and cracked some jokes! My fiancé and I were thrilled he was part of our day. Thank you!!!!Sent on 11/12/2016
User6781701 · 2+ years ago
Rabbi Michael did an amazing job officiating our wedding! The ceremony was absolutely beautiful and he was very easy to work with. The process was smooth and he listened to exactly what we wanted.Sent on 06/01/2016