56 Reviews for Rabbi Richard Winer
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Rabbi Winer made our magical wedding that much more so. My now-husband and I interviewed several rabbis before finally selecting Rabbi Winer -- it was important to us that our rabbi got to know us as people before officiating at the most important day of our lives, and he shared our conviction in the value of multiple face-to-face meetings prior to "the big day." We came to love Rabbi Winer so much, we had him (and Laurie and
Mazel the service dog) as a guest for our full wedding weekend - he is part of the family now! Too many guests to count said our service was the most moving they ever experienced, ans we couldn't agree more!
Thank you for allowing me to share in your wedding with you and Nick. You are a remarkable couple and I have been honored to be of service.
Shalom, Rabbi Winer
Rabbi Winer officiated our ceremony over Memorial Day weekend and we couldn't have asked for a better rabbi. We met with him a few times before the wedding so we could get to know him and vice versa. He is very personable, funny and made us feel like we have known him for years. He made our ceremony very meaningful and personal, while also keeping it light and fun. His wife Laurie sang the blessings and it was absolutely beautiful. Thank you Rabbi Winer for helping us make some great memories that we can talk about for years to come! -Amethyst and Zev
Dear Amethyst and Zev,
Thank you for your kind words. I truly enjoyed getting to know you and I look forward to further connections.
Ravbbi Winer did an amazing job performing our wedding. From the moment we met him right through the actual ceremony we felt very welcomed and at ease with him. Ravbbi Winer made our wedding day very personal and meaningful. We really enjoyed our entire experience of planning and the actual wedding from start to finish. A wonderful, meaningful, and memorable experience.
Thank you for your kind words. I loved working with you and Amanda.
All the best for a loving future,
I cannot speak highly enough of Rabbi Winer. He officiated our interfaith wedding and worked with us to create a beautiful, one-of-a-kind, custom ceremony rooted in traditions and custom. He also had great ideas on how to incorporate my 5-year old son into the day, something that was very important to me. We also enjoyed having his wife, Lori, sing our blessings with her beautiful voice. It was such a nice touch. After the wedding and reflecting on the day, my husband and I agreed that Rabbi Winer and the ceremony were the best parts of the day. We cannot thank him enough for his guidance and kindness- we truly feel that we have made a lifelong connection.
Rabbi Winer was excellent. We met with him several times through the year and he really was able to add personal touches to our ceremony. For an interrace/interfaith wedding we got so many compliments on how lovely the ceremony was and that it was just right for us.
My dear Emily,
Thank you for your kind words. I felt a special connection with both of you and your families. You have Wonderful supportive families! I pray for you a future of joy.
My husband and I just got married on 10/8/17 with Rabbi Richard! He was amazing through out the entire process and really got to know us as a couple. He added humor and fun to our ceremony and he made us both feel extremely comfortable. We were lucky enough to have him at our reception as well!! We highly recommend Rabbi Richard for anyone!
Dear Julia and Ryan,
Thank you for your trust and allowing me to go on this journey with the both of you. Shalom,
Rabbi Richard Winer was fantastic. He was kind, caring, and a professional throughout the whole process.
Thank you for your kind words - it was a pleasure getting to know the both of you.
May you have a loving future together.
Rabbi Winer was wonderful throughout the whole wedding process. He was attentive and showed a genuine caring spirit not only during our ceremony but also during the pre-planning for our wedding. He cared deeply about our relationship with each other and helped us to foster good feelings about each other and what we wanted our wedding to be like. He was also very professional while still being warm and caring. Rabbi Winer truly went above and beyond to make our experience memorable and special. Thank you Rabbi Winer!
Rabbi Winer was terrific in helping with the most beautiful ceremony ever! My wife and I could not be happier!!!
We had such an incredible experience working with Rabbi Winer. He really took the time to get to know US as a couple and make our ceremony personalized. We are an interfaith couple and the Rabbi let both of our cultures shine through in the ceremony. He was very flexible to the point of letting us break TWO glasses since I (the bride) really wanted to partake in this experience too! haha The other reviews about Ricks wife also held true and she did a nice job chanting the Hebrew blessings.
Rabbi Winer did a great job the day of the wedding. We received many compliments about how beautiful the ceremony was. He was very accommodating to any and all requests that we had, wether be it scheduling changes, or coming to the rehearsal so that we could get a little bit more input and assistance from him the day before the wedding. He had plenty of helpful suggestions and was very easy to work with.
Thank you Dan for your kind words.
I loved working with you and Ayala. All the best for a loving future. Rabbi Winer
We had such a wonderful family dinner, wedding ceremony and reception with Rabbi Winer, his wife Lori and Service dog Mazel. Mike and I are very blessed to have had Rabbi officiate our wedding and hope that he and his family continue to be a part of our lives. With much love and gratitude.
Dear Rangi and Michael, Thank you for your kind words. You are truly an remarkable couple and I enjoyed our journey together. Your warm invitation into your family was very special to me and I hope we can maintain an ongoing relationship. Please remember - I am here for you. Shalom, Rabbi Winer
From our first meeting it was clear Rabbi Winer was going to knock it out of the park with helping up plan and execute the various moving parts during our wedding. Everything from helping us plan our Ketubah ceremony to the main wedding ceremony was so carefully crafted to our needs and executed with such love and professionalism it truly enabled a stress free experience.
Rabbi Winer was a pleasure to work with and he made the process easy and how it should be, it was about us and how we feel about our love for each other. He earned my highest recommendation.
Rabbi Winer was amazingly patient, accommodating, responsive and supportive throughout our entire wedding ceremony planning process. He went above and beyond to meet with us until we had crafted the perfect interfaith ceremony to honor both of our families. He took the time to explain to us all of the Jewish wedding traditions, and also encouraged us to add other elements to make our ceremony unique to fit our personalities. He was always very quick to respond to emails. He was extremely prepared when it came time for the wedding and we are so thankful to have found Rabbi Winer and to have had him be a part of our big day! Could not recommend more highly.
Thank you for your recommendation. I enjoyed getting to know you and Aaron. Please stay in touch
Rabbi Winer was great while working with my wife and I. We met with him several times before our weddIng. He was always friendly and wanted to get to know us. He explained every aspect of the wedding and why it was important. He put thought into the ceremony and it was amazing. I would definitely recommend Rabbi Winer to anyone.
Rabbi Winer married my husband Jason and I July 17th 2016 at the Riverview in Simsbury, CT. Let me tell you..from the second we spoke on the phone before we met, I instantly received a warm welcome and after only a few minutes of conversation, I felt like we've known each other all our lives. When we finally got the chance to meet, we were greeted with notning but kindness, warmth, and true genuine belief that we were in great hands!! And we're we ever!! We met about 5-6 times before the planing and went over every single detail possible. We were asked deep questions about ourselves that really made my husband and I really get to know each other on a completely different level. I just want to add, I am of the Jewish faith and my husband is Catholic. We wanted a Jewish wedding and rabbi Winer was Soooo accepting and accommodating and really catered the wedding to our needs and wants. We fell in love with him!!! Rabbi Winer truly loves what he does and wants notning more than to see love and happiness between couples. He made us feel so loved and cared for. The ceremony was absolutely perfect, he made it so interesting and most importantly, both sides of the family genuinely enjoyed themselves due to the perfect ceremony the rabbi tailored around us. We want to thank him so much for such an AMAZING ceremony and wonderful year of getting to know him. We will definetely be staying in touch!!! You will all be so lucky to have the opportunity to be married by such an incredible, adoring man.
Thank you for giving me the honor of working with you and Jason. I loved sharing in your journey.
Rabbi Winer is a wonderful man, very warm and welcoming. He performed a beautiful interfaith ceremony for us, traveling out of state to meet our needs. Rabbi opened his home to fit our schedule and lended his ear via phone (and also email) to answer any questions. It was our pleasure to have someone so kind officiate our marriage.
Rabbi Winer was an excellent officiant for our wedding! He is very personable and very easy to talk to. The meetings we had leading up to our wedding were relaxed and enjoyable and we really got to know each other during them which made the ceremony much more personal. I would recommend him to anyone looking for an interfaith or Jewish officiant!
Rabbi Winer is wonderful! We had so many compliments about our ceremony and it was thanks to Rabbi Winer and his lovely wife (and Mazel the dog too)! We felt like Rabbi Winer really took the time to learn about us and he made our ceremony feel very intimate and special. I am Jewish but my husband is not and having an interfaith wedding was something that was made extremely easy with Rabbi Winer. He spent a lot of time customizing our ceremony for the things we wanted and helped guide us in the areas we needed help with. We cannot say enough good about him. Amazing person and the best choice for our wedding!
Dear Lina, Thank you for the beautiful comments. I appreciate that. I truly enjoyed getting to know you and Steve. You are special people and Please feel free to contact me anytime. Rabbi Winer
I honestly cannot say enough great things about Rabbi Winer. He is a great man, and an excellent officiant. He takes the time to get to know you months before the big day. He does this not only to offer words of wisdom on how to maintain a successful marriage but to make sure when the big day comes he is able to speak from the heart about you. He certainly made our day very special. My wife and I came from different religious upbringings and he made our interfaith ceremony beautiful. I am still getting comments from people that it was the most lighthearted, and beautiful ceremony they have even been to. We also had the honor of having Rabbi Winers wife participate in our ceremony which I would highly recommend (she has a beautiful voice). We invited them to stay for the reception and it was a pleasure having them meet and spend time with our families. I know my Niece Gabbi has a friend for life with Rabbi Winer and his dog Mazel.
All in all, I would recommend Rabbi Winer's services to anyone that wants their big day to be special. Thank you for everything.
Ryan and Melissa
This man started out being a stranger and ended up being a friend. You can't go wrong with him. One of the nicest and most professional individuals I have ever had the pleasure to meet. Book him before someone else takes your date.
Thank you Mark,
I enjoyed getting to know you and Tobe. Meeting your family and friends was a highlight of my week. I appreciate your trust in me and wish for you a wonderful loving future. Rabbi Winer
Rabbi Winer and his wife, Lori, performed our wedding ceremony on the beach on July 19th. While Rabbi officiated, Lori chanted the prayers in Hebrew and then one of our guests read the English. It was beautiful and very spiritual all at the same time. Rabbi Winer is a great listener, has a very good sense of humor, and performed the ceremony just as we had discussed. We couldn't be happier, and would highly recommend Rabbi and Mrs. Winer for any ceremony. Thank you again!
Dear Tobe, I enjoyed getting to know you and had a lot of fun at your beach wedding. Your custom kippah has become my favorite! Reminds me to have fun in life. All the best for a wonderful future with your family, Rabbi Winer
Rabbi Winer was an absolutely incredible officiant for our wedding. He made a dedicated effort to get to know both of us and made our wedding very personal. He was always upfront with us with what he needed and worked very hard to be what we needed. Additionally, his wife was able to cant the seven blessings for us as an added value. It was truly wonderful having Rabbi Winer be there for us.
While searching for Rabbis to officiate my wedding, I was immediately struck by how warm and attentive Rabbi Winer was from our very first interaction. I immediately got a good vibe. While the other officiants I spoke to in my search didn't sound interested in spending too much time getting to know my partner and me, Rabbi Winer insisted that we all spend time together, and took a genuine interest in learning about us and our love for each other, so that he could provide the warmest, most Personal ceremony possible. Rabbi Winer attended to our every need, checking in by phone and even popping in for a visit before the wedding to see if there was anything we needed. The ceremony itself was absolutely beautiful! While I wanted a traditional Jewish ceremony, my partner is of a different faith; Rabbi Winer found a way to give me the traditional ceremony I wanted, while also including the non Jewish guests, and bringing them into the traditions via explanations and English translations. He is then perfect blend of warm, funny and knowledgable. He will make the ceremony exactly what you want it to be, and do it with the warmest smile on his face! I recommend Rabbi Winer with flying colors!!!!!!
Thank you for such beautiful words. I truly enjoyed connecting with you and Lori. Your warmth and appreciation made my trip to New York an easy drive. May you both be blessed with happiness as your love continues to grow. All the best,