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Summer Lowery · Married on 12/28/2019
Perfect for us!
What an amazing experience we had with Rabbi Larry! From the day we met him we knew we had chosen the right man to officiate our wedding. As a couple who is new to Judaism, we needed someone who understood our unique needs and would accommodate our "not so traditional" Jewish wedding. He did just that! Our calls leading up to the wedding were always informational and uplifting, and he helped us with so much more than just our ceremony...he helped us navigate life :) We couldn't have been happier with our wedding ceremony and I can't thank Rabbi Larry enough for offering to be there for us, even after the big day has come and gone.Sent on 01/06/2020
Rabbi Larry Seidman's reply:Thanks for the lovely words. I hope you feel free to call if I can help in the future.
Paige Pearl · Married on 09/14/2019
Rabbi Larry was exactly what he wanted in a rabbi. His "getting to know the couple" process was very thorough and he was extremely accommodating when it came to making all of our ceremony dreams come true. Everything turned out exactly as we hoped! Also, he has a great dog.Sent on 09/23/2019
Zeev Kain · Married on 11/17/2018
Rabbi Seidman was simply amazing. He held several meetings with my daughter and her husband and covered everything in those meetings. He navigated beautifully the issue of religion of the husband. The service he conducted made everyone happy. It had the right combination of new and old and really reflected what we all agreed to in the meetings. He was responsive to all communications and highly reliable. His price was very reasonable. We got multiple compliments about the service and we highly recommend him.Sent on 09/04/2019
Rabbi Larry Seidman's reply:Thank you. It was a -pleasure to meet you and your family. I am looking forward to hearing wonderful things in the future.
Elizabeth Marr · Married on 11/11/2018
A wonderful addition
Rabbi Larry really took good time too personalize our ceremony. Many guests commented on how it was among the nicest they've experienced.Sent on 11/16/2018
Rabbi Larry Seidman's reply:Thanks for posting. It was a joy to meet your family and friends and to help you build your beautiful family.
Adie · Married on 09/28/2018
Loved our ceremony
Rabbi Larry helped us create a very personal and egalitarian ceremony. He paid close attention to detail and delivered a very personalized service.Sent on 01/16/2019
Rabbi Larry Seidman's reply:Thanks for the kind words. It was a pleasure to work with you, your friends and your family., and to have the beautiful outdoors environment.
Hisham Abdo · Married on 08/11/2018
Sam Abdo (groom)
Thank you rabbi Larry for marrying me to my beautiful Sarah! You were very professional and made the ceremony so comfortable and fun. Thank you again.Sent on 12/18/2018
Terri · Married on 07/22/2018
Rabbi Larry was absolutely wonderful! We enjoyed our time getting to know him before our ceremony and getting to know each other better as a couple through our sessions with him. He guided us through everything we needed to know, before, during and even after our wedding ceremony. He is such a kind and caring Rabbi and we absolutely loved having him officiate our wedding ceremony! We are so thrilled to have found him! Thank you Rabbi Larry!Sent on 08/22/2018
Rabbi Larry Seidman's reply:Thanks. It was a joy to work with you.
Debra · Married on 03/01/2018
Rabbi Larry and his wife are the kindest, most professional people you will ever meet. They helped us make the wedding of our dreams come true. The ceremony was meaningful and Rabbi Larry executed it with such joy and caring it moved my heart. He has a lovely singing voice and the songs flowed like poetry from his heart. Simply beautiful! All our love and thanks to you bothSent on 06/01/2018
Rabbi Larry Seidman's reply:Thank you for the wonderful words and the pictures. You, and your family, made this a unique, and rewarding experience. Best of everything to you.
Tim Cook · Married on 11/21/2017
Rabbi Larry Seidman met with my wife and I four times in preparation for our wedding. He was extremely kind and flexible in making sure our wedding was Jewish-ish ;) and created a ceremony that is still talked about by our friends and family to this day.Sent on 12/18/2018
Rabbi Larry Seidman's reply:Thanks for the review. It was great be with you, your family and friends in your new home. Mazal Tov.
Lori · Married on 10/22/2017
I can not stress enough just how blessed I was to have had Rabbi Larry officiate my wedding!Sent on 11/22/2017
He was always so accommodating to my husband and I throughout the whole thing. We knew we were going to have a pretty unconventional ceremony, since we wanted to include our daughter in it, with a mix of both religious traditions and modern rituals.
It was really important to me to have a Jewish ceremony, but my husband had grown up LDS and is still learning about Judaism. My husband is fully supportive of us raising our family Jewish, but it meant the world to me that Rabbi Larry didn’t just dismiss him as an outsider and, instead, took his time to help him understand the religion and culture he was marrying into.
Our wedding was small and meant to be very intimate, so i really appreciated that Rabbi Larry took his time to really get to know us before the ceremony; it made all of us feel so much more comfortable in a situation that we’d, otherwise, would have felt very awkward and nervous in.
I could really just go on and on, but to cut to the chase- if you’re looking for an Officiant that will take his time, get to know you, and genuinely seem like he cares about your ceremony as much as you do, then book with Rabbi Larry. You’ll be glad you did!
Rabbi Larry Seidman's reply:Lori;
Linda · Married on 09/02/2017
Rabbi Larry was able to accommodate well with my husband (Jewish) and I (Christian) who are an interfaith couple. He was very informative and flexible with combining Jewish traditions with an all American traditional wedding and he was open to personalizing our vows. He spoke clear and concise and the ceremony flowed beautifully. We had many compliments at the wedding!Sent on 09/20/2017
Cristina · Married on 05/26/2017
Rabbi Seidman was amazing. He was very flexible and thoughtful in his ceremony. He met with us to get to know us and made our wedding ceremony perfect! Thank you!Sent on 12/29/2017
Rabbi Larry Seidman's reply:Thanks. I am looking forward to meeting your first child.
Byron · Married on 09/04/2016
Rabbi Seidman was a pleasure to work with! He officiate our wedding last weekend, and did an amazing job. He met with us several times to take into account our individual needs and desires. He is a great choice for a wedding because he really makes it personal and special for the couple. He was helpful before, during and after our wedding! Highly recommend him!Sent on 09/09/2016
Rabbi Larry Seidman's reply:It was a joy to work with you. Your wedding was unique to you and traditional at the same time--just the way you wanted it.
Alexa · Married on 09/04/2016
Rabbi Larry has been so open minded, helpful and flexible while working with us to plan our special day! We are so grateful he has been there for us and works to make sure we are both happy and comfortable :)Sent on 05/26/2016
Rabbi Larry Seidman's reply:Dear Alexa;
Gary · Married on 07/02/2016
Rabbi Larry did an wonderful job at our wedding and helped to make an already amazing day even better! He spent the time to get to know us and was able to make the ceremony very personal and special. We would recommend him to anyone!Sent on 07/23/2017
Heather · Married on 05/21/2016
My husband and I were a bit slow to start planning our wedding -- six months after getting engaged we often had to tell friends, "we don't have a date or a venue...but we have a rabbi!" Because after we found Rabbi Larry, getting married in southern California was a done deal. After a long friendship, relationship, and then engagement, my husband and I knew each other very well -- but religion was still a sometimes touchy subject. Rabbi Larry helped us navigate those landmines and plan a ceremony that preserved Jewish traditions while still being meaningful to both of us. Even though I was not converting, I felt that Rabbi Larry treated me, and my wishes, with the utmost of respect and inclusion. Every person I have talked to since the wedding has complemented how beautiful the ceremony was, and our friends and family -- some of whom were attending a Jewish wedding for the first time -- were extremely appreciative of how Rabbi Larry often explained the reasons for and meaning behind the traditions and practices of the ceremony. Perhaps the greatest complement was one from my father, that "he seemed like he really knew both of you." We are very thankful for not only having a great experience moving forward with our relationship, but feeling like we built a relationship with a great rabbi.Sent on 08/23/2016
Rabbi Larry Seidman's reply:Heather-Thanks for those kind words. It was a wonderful wedding because you and your families are all terrific people. I look forward to keeping in touch as your married life proceeds. May you go from strength to strength.
Brittany · Married on 04/30/2016
We are eternally grateful to Rabbi Larry for officiating our wedding! He spoke beautifully at our ceremony and kept the service short and sweet as we preferred. We met with him four times over the course of a year so we grew to know each other very well. He far exceeded our expectations and was very helpful during the whole process. Through our meetings together, he helped us create a wedding ceremony personal and unique to us by incorporating our own vows and choosing the specific traditions we wanted to include. He provided great guidance and support as we discussed not just our wedding ceremony, but also our future together in marriage. Our ceremony was PERFECT!!! Thank you for everything, Rabbi Larry!Sent on 05/12/2016
Rabbi Larry Seidman's reply:Thanks for posting. Casa Romantica really was romantic-a beautiful place, a beautiful couple and I am sure the beginning of a beautiful life together. Let me know if I can every help with anything.
Tawny · Married on 03/26/2016
My husband and I come from two different religious backgrounds and really want to make sure that both of our beliefs were represented and honored during our ceremoney. Rabbi Seidman spent lots of time getting to know us both and on the big day he delivered just that.. A beautiful ceremoney tailored to us perfectly. Both our families loved every moment and so did we. We are forever grateful and blessed to have him in our life. I can't recommend him enough!Sent on 06/01/2016
Rabbi Larry Seidman's reply:Dear Tawny
S · Married on 01/09/2016
Rabbi Seidman is a warm and friendly man, and was a pleasure to work with. He was generous with his time, and very patient, flexible, and knowledgable. He helped us design a ceremony that felt custom-tailored to our personalities and to our desired degree of religiosity. He executed the ceremony beautifully, and our friends and family found him utterly charming.Sent on 01/19/2016
Paul · Married on 10/24/2015
Rabbi Larry was very accommodating with us having a Saturday wedding, and had a good explanation of why. We met with him 3 times prior to our wedding and felt like he got to know us pretty well and we got to know him well in turn. This made the wedding ceremony aspect that much less stressful. He was very knowledgeable and insightful about Jewish religion and history without forcing anything on us that we did not agree with. He showed up on time and the ceremony went smoothly.Sent on 06/10/2016
Rabbi Larry Seidman's reply:Thanks Paul. I hope everything is continuing to be as beautiful for you and Megan as the wonderful ceremony at the Casino in San Clemente.
User5557341 · 2+ years ago
Rabbi Larry was awesome -- and we highly, highly recommend him. He was so patient with us and so very flexible with our ceremony. Our wedding was an interfaith one (I'm Jewish, my wife not), and Rabbi Larry was more than happy to take out, change, or edit that which goes into a typical Jewish ceremony, to make our wedding something we were both very happy and comfortable with. From start to finish in terms of the whole process, he was always available and very responsive to emails and our meetings via Skype and in person were enjoyable, and one of our favorite and least stressful aspects of the entire wedding planning process! Highly, highly recommend Rabbi Larry.Sent on 10/26/2015
User6769414 · 2+ years ago
Rabbi Larry Seidman aka "The Rational Rabbi" is indeed that - I was recommended by a friend who also had an interfaith wedding. I'm Chinese American (raised Catholic) and my husband is Jewish.Sent on 05/29/2016
Before we got married, Rabbi Larry met with us several times - in person and sometimes over Skype, to get to know us, talk about relationship, what we see for our future, and what we wanted for our wedding ceremony. He was very open-minded, flexible, and supportive. Rabbi Larry really took both mine and my husband's backgrounds into consideration, and integrated it into the wedding ceremony. Throughout our meetings, I also never felt like he was pushing the Jewish religion on me.
My husband and I got a lot more from having Rabbi Larry as our officiant than we expected - he was also our advisor and became a friend. He also helped us stay on task regarding our to-do items for our wedding - language we wanted to incorporate in our ceremony, our ketubah (which incorporates English, Chinese and Hebrew languages), etc. Our ceremony was absolutely beautiful and was inclusive of both our cultures - and we received many compliments about how personal, thoughtful, and touching it was. Rabbi Larry really took the time and effort to know my husband and I, and it really showed through his sermon. Thank you, Rabbi Larry, for everything!!!
Rabbi Larry Seidman's reply:Thank you Erin. It is wonderful to hear those kind words. You and Adam may have have the only Chinese-Hebrew-English ketubah in the universe. I am proud to have helped you create it.
Shiri · Married on 09/27/2015
Rabbi Larry far exceeded our expectations in his performance as the Rabbi and officiant of our wedding. This is because he really went above and beyond his duties as an officiant. He met with us multiple times in the year before our wedding, and was always available via email if we had any questions. In his meetings with us, he would take the time to encourage us to put the appropriate amount of consideration into our ceremony, while also even asking questions that would help prepare us for our life together. His meetings were very thought provoking, and, as a bonus, were actually really good for our relationship. Beyond that, the ceremony turned out to be very beautiful, and we received ample compliments on his performance at our wedding.He is a very intelligent and knowledgeable Rabbi with a kind heart, generous spirit and open mind.Sent on 10/14/2015
Paris · Married on 08/02/2015
Rabbi Larry was just wonderful to us, from start to finish. He did a great job officiating our wedding. He kept the ceremony light, funny, spiritual, personal, and short. He did a fantastic job explaining to our culturally and spiritually diverse guests every step of the Jewish ceremony. I got several compliments from friends and family on how interesting our ceremony was. That was everything we could have asked for and more. Rabbi Larry is very professional and responsive. He got to know us on a deep level as a couple and really cared. I would highly recommend Rabbi Larry to any couple looking for a Rabbi who will answer all your questions & lead you into a beautiful marriage. 5 out of 5!Sent on 08/06/2015
Samantha · Married on 08/01/2015
We had a wonderful wedding experience with Rabbi Seidman. He performed a ceremony that was meaningful to us and he provided premarital counseling that was valuable to us as a couple. My husband is not of the Jewish faith and I am so it was difficult to find an officiant we both felt comfortable with, Rabbi Seidman was an all-around winner. He shared his thoughts and views to give us a better understanding of what type of ceremony would be best for us. We couldn't be happier!Sent on 08/28/2015