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Officiant in Fort Lauderdale, FL,
(954) 901-1355
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    Scottie Fluegge

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  • Rabbi Bernstein was excellent from start to finish. My wife and I selected Rabbi Bernstein for our wedding in November 2020. I wasn’t sure what to expect since I grew up Lutheran, but the entire process was spelled out from the beginning, so there was absolutely no stress on our wedding day – trust me, that is a BIG deal 😊. From the initial conversation, the expectations were set, and during our consultation, she got to know us not only as people but as a couple. The “ROADMAP” exercise is something neither one of us will forget and is a good reminder of how to continue developing and loving one another every day. I truly enjoyed how the ceremony incorporated our values to a tee, and it was easy to follow for my family since most have never been to a Jewish wedding. I would highly recommend Rabbi Bernstein!

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    Thank you Scott, for your kind words of praise! As a representative of true Judaism, we/I bless and welcomes you with open arms into the heart of our sacred tradition and the bliss of your unique and unifying marriage! My best, Rabbi Melinda

    Rachel Goodbar

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  • Bringing two people, two families, two values, and two religions together in a ceremony can be tricky, but Rabbi Bernstein handled it beautifully. My husband and I grew up in different religions, he is Lutheran, and I am Jewish. Early on I made it clear that I wanted a Jewish family, so when we got engaged it only made sense to find a Rabbi who would work for both of us, and start our Jewish home and life off on the right foot. Rabbi Bernstein listened to our needs as a couple, planned the Jewish ceremony that we wanted, which explained all of the traditions to our non-Jewish guests, and everyone was blown away at how beautiful of a ceremony it was. Leading up to the ceremony we participated in Rabbi Bernsteins, “ROADMAP” premarital counseling, this was amazing and brought each of us to think about what we want to bring to our marriage and the responsibilities we have for one another. Sharing these with each other was truly a special moment. Everything from our initial conversa... Read more

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    It was an honor to be chosen Rabbi and I am so glad that you are bringing another sweet soul into the Jewish way of life and that your future family will follow in the roots of Judaism! Many blessings, rabbi melinda

    Abel Moises Cubero III

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  • Rabbi Melinda officiated an amazing ceremony. Really making the ceremony about me and my wife. She asked us personal questions about how we met and what draws us together during our FaceTime to make our ceremony personal to us. I myself I’m not Jewish and she gave us a special and lighthearted ceremony for both families. Highly recommend her!

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    Abel, Honored and humbled to receive your lovely response and so grateful to have been able to bring you into the beauty of Judaism, warm and welcoming and with love. My best to you and your beautiful bride, Rabbi and Melinda

    Brandon E

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  • Rabbi Melinda was excellent at our wedding, we are happy she was available on our wedding date.

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    Thank you Brandon E for sharing your kind words and being an attentive & very hard working husband and father! Blessings abound, Rabbi Melinda

    Samantha

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  • We recently had the pleasure of working with Rabbi Melinda for our wedding. She was so helpful and thorough throughout this whole process. She truly eased our worries about the big day and made us feel extremely comfortable. We would absolutely recommend her again and again.

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    Samantha, what a lovely reflection you share. It was truly my honor to serve as your wedding rabbi. May your marriage be blessed always and in all ways! Warmest regards, Rabbi Melinda

    Erika

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  • We found Ms.Melinda as we were searching for Rabbi’s... We are happy we chose her. Very professional, nice, and calming personality. Very recommended!

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    Thank you Erika, for your kind praise. It was an honor to serve you and Rob on your very special wedding day. Many blessings to you and your growing family! Warmest regards, Melinda

    Noa Nijamkin

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  • Rabbi Melinda was truly so wonderful! I was unsure and nervous about finding the right fit for my fiance and I since we come from different faiths. It was important for us to find someone who was able to make us both feel comfortable from start to finish. Melinda really captured everything we expected and more! She was thoughtful, detail oriented, and patient with us each step of the way. .. and very funny too which helped break the ice! Highly recommend for wedding or any occasion!

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    Thank you Noa for your kind words of praise! It was an honor to officiate and celebrated with you and your family ❣️

    Rachel e Ligon

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  • I HIGHLY recommend Rabbi Melinda Bracha Bernstein! She was an absolute pleasure to work with during the beach wedding of Kim and Grace. She was very professional AND a lot of fun! A wonderful combination when looking for that special person to officiate your wedding! I hope to see you in Key West for more destination weddings! 💛

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    Thank you so very much for your kind praise Rachel. I absolutely adored Kim & Grace's Key West destination wedding experience. Being in the center of their most treasured first marital moments as wife and wife was such a blessing. Working with you was so great too and I do look forward to seeing you in the Keys soon. Much love and appreciation, Melinda

    Karen Leiter

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  • I was most impressed with Rabbi Melinda who recently officiated at my daughter's wedding, a destination celebration in Key West on May 4, 2019. There were 100 guests from different religious backgrounds and she was universally praised for her meaningful and sincere spiritual leadership of the ceremony. She has a lovely, calm manner and is a pleasure to engage with. She also provided insightful, helpful suggestions in the planning discussions prior to the wedding. I think she is amazing and highly recommend her.

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    Dear Karen: I thank you so much for your deep reflection and kindness of sharing. It was truly an honor to stand in the center of two beautiful women as their wedding Rabbi. And also most fortunate to embrace the universality of love, friendship and the true meaning of life that exist within us all. Warmest regards, Melinda

    Melissa

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  • Rabbi Melinda prepared a sweet, simple, loving and very special ceremony for us. We got married on the beach and wanted the setting to stand out, so she had a wonderfully creative solution to our lack of a chuppah - our parents held her Tallit over our heads to symbolize one. It was unique and perfect, and incorporated our families. She was incredibly easy to work with in the planning process, and very thoughtful. She found a special Katubah that fit our theme just for us and customized the ceremony to fit our requests, but also added her own personal touches. We would highly recommend her to anyone getting married in Florida (she is willing to travel!). Thank you Rabbi Melinda!

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    Melissa, thank you for sharing your most wonderful day and sweet words of praise. And of course, for being so open to the Chuppah idea. :):) Many blessings to you and Tom as you build upon the love you have created so divinely. Warmest Regards, Rabbi Melinda

    Babs

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  • Rabbi Melinda was a gem to work with… Upon the first meeting we knew she was the right one for our wedding. On the day of the wedding she came as planned & provided us with a beautiful ceremony. She is very personable & cordial. We also treasured that she was a sweetheart of a person. We wholeheartedly would recommend her to anyone looking for a professional and personable rabbi.

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    Dear Babs: Thank you so much for you kind and sincere reflection! It was such a blessing for me to share with your family on Your families special day! Warmest regards, Melinda

    Alexis Berkowitz

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  • Rabbi Melinda created the most beautiful ceremony for us. We were married in Fort Lauderdale and live in Boston and were able to Facetime with her to prepare. She made everything so easy, and everyone commented on how special the ceremony was.

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    Alexis: I thank you so much for your kind words of praise! I loved serving you & Cory as wedding rabbi and honored to have been chosen to do so! May your marriage be truly blessed with all that is good and noble! Warmest regards, Melinda

    Helen and Allan Schwartz

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  • 5 Stars are insufficient to rate Rabbi Bernstein. Truly Rabbi Bernstein justifies the existence of the internet. From the second our family sought a Rabbi to officiate at our Son’s wedding and pressed the “send button” emailing her our contact information Rabbi Bernstein was in touch with us immediately and took us under her wing guiding us to what was simply a “perfect wedding” event. We are a large family with 5 children and this wedding was a truly blessed event for our entire family as well as the Bride’s family.

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    Thank YOU Helen & Allan, for your kind praise and for giving me the honor to serve as chosen Rabbi to officiate Greg and Ellen's wedding. The kindness of your loving family is a great tribute to a good life, filled with merit and honor! Warmest regards, Melinda

    Ellen

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  • Melinda was perfect for our ceremony. We wanted a jewish wedding that our families could be a part of, held in our backyard. Melinda met with us prior, in a convenient location to get the details settled and to get an opportunity to personalize the ceremony for us. The day of the wedding, she showed up, chupa and all, ready to go. The ceremony was short and sweet- just what we were looking for and we couldn't have been happier. Melinda is vibrant, positive and exactly what we needed. Thank you so much Rabbi Melinda!

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    Ellen! What sweet words of praise! It was an honor to be your chosen Rabbi. May your marriage always be blessed with sweetness and joy! Warmest regards, Melinda

    sherri freedman

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  • From the first time we spoke until after our wedding day, Melinda showed up with professionalism and an ease of understanding in what we wanted. Not only that, Melinda made us feel at ease from start to finish, was available for all our questions and went out of her way to make sure our day was perfect and it was perfect! Don't think twice about hiring Melinda and contact her quick before someone else does!

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    Sherri. Thank you so much for sharing your wedding experience. It was an honor to be chosen, to step into the circle of love with you in the process of and on your special day. God Bless, Melinda
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