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Officiant in San Clemente, California,

Interfaith Weddings & Custom Ketubahs by Rabbi Barry

31 Calle Sol
San Clemente, California, CA
Services: Officiant | Login to save vendor
(818) 522-1400
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4.9 out of 5
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  • 147 Reviews


    Tejai Pinkham

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  • As an interfaith couple, catholic and Seikh, somehow not just a Rabbi, but this rabbi seemed to be the perfect match. He did an amazing job bringing both faiths together in the ceremony, and including humor as well as helping us blend both families in a second marriage... not easy but he made it seem that way. Such a wonderful, personal ceremony... could not be happier, and even better our adult children feel the same way. "he was amazing, what a great ceremony he did"

    Diana Vays

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  • Rabbi Barry Tuchman officiated our elopement and he truly made it so special. He spent the time to get to know us before hand and included our family members in his speech which was a really nice touch. He said such beautiful things at the ceremony which made it even more memorable. He also wore the best mask because you can't even tell he's wearing one in the pictures. We are so thankful he was our officiant. Thank you Rabbi! Photo credit davidmendozaiii.com

    Connie

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  • I cannot say enough good things about Rabbi Tuchman. We are an interracial couple (me-Ashkenazi Jewish but not really religious, my wife Chinese/buddhist). He worked with us on our Ketubah which really captured the essence of our marriage. Likewise, I do not consider myself religious but felt it was important to have Jewish traditions on my wedding. He was really understanding of this and made me feel comfortable. Ultimately, the ceremony turned out wonderfully. I had numerous people come up to me telling me he was the greatest officiant they had seen at a wedding and I agree. Was really a pleasure to have him as a part of ceremony.

    Stephanie

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  • Rabbi Barry was absolutely perfect for our wedding day - we did a chinese tea ceremony, followed by a catholic wedding ceremony, followed by the jewish ceremony. We wanted a contrast to the formal catholic ceremony, and that was exactly what we got. Our guests LOVED the ceremony, and we got so many comments about how special it was. Rabbi Barry also designed our Ketubah, which we adore, it is so nice having a ketubah that really reflects the two of us and our beliefs, instead of the standard, typical ones I've seen from relatives.

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    Thank you Stephanie! I had such a good time working with you and being with your family after an entire day of ceremonies.

    Kevin Kullback

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  • Rabbi Barry was great for our “slightly” – Jewish wedding in October of 2019. The groom wanted to hit some notions of his Jewish faith (breaking of the glass, chuppah, and blessings). The bride wanted to honor LOVE and not make her Catholic family uncomfortable. Rabbi Barry achieved both. A quick 20-minute ceremony that had quirks to it was exactly what we wanted for our special day. Rabbi Barry was hilarious and made sure to honor both bride and grooms requests to make the ceremony their own. Additionally, we ordered our ketubah through Rabbi Barry and he did an awesome job at creating a marriage license that was customized to our love of cooking. We can’t wait to have it in our kitchen at our future home.

    Brianne

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  • My husband and I talked with multiple Officiants before hiring Rabbi Barry. Not only is he very communicative but he’s so personable and instantly made us feel comfortable. We are an interfaith couple and knew he was the choice for us. You don’t need to look any further. He is your guy. Even 7 weeks later, our guests have not stopped gushing about how amazing our ceremony was and how hilarious Rabbi Barry is. He had everyone laughing and enjoying themselves. It was beyond our expectations and we couldn’t be happier. We would do it a million times over. You won’t be disappointed. Trust me.

    Arianna

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  • Rabbi Barry Tuchman married my husband and I just a few weeks ago and people are still raving about how wonderful he was. We had an interfaith wedding with Jewish traidtions and I loved how he took the time to explain all of the traditions and what they meant and why they were done. It really made it more interesting for our guests that were less familiar with the customs. Rabbi Barry takes the time to get to know you and your family and your interests, and makes sure to personalize the ceremony, he makes sure that it feels personal, like he's known you for many years. And his Ketubahs are breath taking, we sent him a picture of a design we loved and he NAILED it. I really can't praise him any higher, he is knowledgeable and professional while still approachable and warm. Rabbi Barry truly made our ceremony outstanding.

    Abby Gorenstien

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  • Look no further. Rabbi Barry married us in April of this year and every time we see or talk to one of our guests the first thing they mention is how great the Rabbi was. We had an interfaith wedding. He set the tone for an amazing wedding full of love, great connections, lots of humor, and a greater understanding for the diversity of our families' rich histories and cultures. He was considerate, hilarious, engaging and helped to form connections between all of our guests. He made the ceremony about us and our relationship, and how that relates to the traditions of a Jewish ceremony. Our ceremony was personalized and really reflected us as a couple and as individuals. We plan to ask Barry to officiate all of our future Jewish ceremonies. Barry also designed and personalized our Ketubah and it was exactly what we asked for. It is our most beloved piece of artwork in our home. I wish we could do it all over again and again with Barry as the Rabbi.

    Heidi Stolper

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  • I really enjoyed our wedding experience with Rabbi Tuchman, he was very easy to work with and provided a lot of details on different ways to create out perfect ceremony. I learned a lot about a Ketubah and I loved the ones he offers. I felt like he was responsive to all my concerns and made sure he was at the wedding on time and just provided the best experience I could want. Thank you Rabbi Tuchman!

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    Thank you Heidi! You both were a delight to work with and I hope to follow up with you both over the years.

    Kevin Goldman

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  • Rabbi Barry created a beautiful ceremony for us. I was raised Jewish but my wife was not. It was important to me to have a Jewish wedding and Rabbi Barry made it amazing. He brought in spirituality and explained the traditional customs. He was funny and sentimental and encouraged us to make our ceremony personal. My mother in law helped decorate the chuppah, he had us bring a picture of our dog to put on the main table, and he created our amazingly beautiful Ketubah. Our guests loved Rabbi Barry as did we. We would highly recommend him.

    David and Elizabeth

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  • From the very beginning communications with Rabbi Barry were easy. We had several meetings prior to the wedding to make our arrangements, all of which were very enjoyable, and left us excited for the big day. These meetings effectively eliminated any surprises on our wedding day. Also, being that neither of us are Jewish, the ceremony was still eloquently executed by Rabbi Barry. He helped us bridge together our interfaith family in a way that could not have been more serene. We can never thank Rabbi Barry enough for leaving us with such a beautiful memory to treasure always. -David and Eliza

    Abigail

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  • Rabbi Barry co-officiated an Interfaith wedding for us with Father Jerry Bellamy in August and the ceremony was incredibly memorable. We have had many comments on how beautiful it was, and a lot of our guests thought it was one of the best wedding ceremonies they'd ever experienced. The officiants used a perfect combination of humor and sentiment throughout, the passages that were read were on point and highlighted both my Jewish faith and my husband's Catholic faith. I would highly recommend Rabbi Barry for any wedding ceremony. You will not be disappointed! He also designed an incredibly beautiful Ketubah for us.

    Melissa

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  • Rabbi Barry created our Ketubah. I have to say it is the most beautiful Ketubah I have ever seen! We were very excited to fully customize our Ketubah with symbols and text that are meaningful to us. It was fun to design the Ketubah in an interactive manner with him; we'd have an idea and he would send us some examples of the digital art. We repeated this process many, many times until we landed on an incredibly meaningful beautiful legal document we will always cherish.

    Taylor

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  • I cant begin to describe how grateful I am for rabbi Barry. First I would like to say that I am catholic and my husband is Jewish, as you can imagine I was concerned about how this ceremony would play out because of our elders. I wanted to respect everyone involved. Since I am not practicing my religion and my husband is I thought it would be nice to have a rabbi do our ceremony. I found Barry via the interweb and got in contact with him. He made everything easy from the very beginning and I just had a wonderful feeling about him.... fast forward to wedding day and he executed the sweetest ceremony I have ever seen. He did things so warmly. I wish I could tell you what he said exactly but the whole day was a blur. I have no idea what he said but I do remember how he made me feel and that is worth so much more to me. He is marvelous and anyone would be lucky to have him on any occasion that he may be needed.

    Danielle

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  • Excellent Rabbi, very friendly & flexible in letting us truly customize our ceremony. We were kind of forced to have a religious officiant, and being that we are not religious and my husband is an atheist we weren't too thrilled BUT Rabbi Barry was amazing and we were very happy. He even agreed to leave the word "god" out of our ceremony, keep it short & not include an overwhelming amount of Hebrew. We are so grateful we could find a middle ground and make all families happy!
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