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Rabbi Michael Sternfield

Long Beach, CA View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$800 Typical Price

Rabbi Michael Sternfield is an experienced Reform Rabbi located in Long Beach, California, well-versed at officiating Jewish, interfaith, intercultural, same-gender, and non-denominational weddings. Drawn to a life of service to others, Rabbi Sternfield was ordained in 1973 and has served major congregations in San Diego and Chicago He has conducted many wedding ceremonies in the years since. His services are built on a belief that the purpose of the Jewish religion is to make the world a better place for people of all faiths, cultures, and nationalities. Inspired by a desire to promote harmony and inclusivity, he strives to keep the to-be-weds' uniqueness centerstage. His planning sessions always begin with these words: "This is your wedding, not mine. I would like to make your ceremony warm and memorable, and most of all to be a reflection of what is most important to you."

Services Offered

Rabbi Michael Sternfield specializes in interfaith and intercultural wedding ceremonies throughout California. He has ample experience combining Judaism with various other religions, including Catholicism, Buddhism, Islam, and Quaker. Rabbi Sternfield takes great joy in effortlessly blending cultural components from the couple's background, from language to symbolic elements. At the center of his services is an eagerness to get to know each couple well so he can better customize their ceremony. He is also available for destination weddings and other lifecycle events.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?

$800

Which of the following are included in the price?

Premarital Counseling

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$800

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$205

What is the starting price for pre-marital counseling (per session)?

$15

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

Non-religious
Interfaith
Vow Renewal
Civil Union
Single Religion

What services do you provide?

Allow Couples' Own Vows
Licensed
Premarital Counseling

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Jewish

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

In which states are you licensed?

AZ
AR
CA
CO
CT
DE
DC
FL
GA
HI
ID
IL
IN
IA
KY
LA
ME
MD
MA
MI
MN
MS
MO
NE
NV
NH
NJ
NM
NY
NC
OH
OR
PA
RI
TX
UT
VT
VA
WA
WI

What languages do you speak?

English
Hebrew
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    Leesa & Chris

    Rabbi Sternfield did a wonderful job on our service! He listened to what we wanted and was respectful and inclusive even though we are an interfaith couple. We are so lucky and grateful to have been married by him and his wonderful wife, Cantor Deborah Bard!
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    Justin P. Married on 11/26/2021
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    Beautiful ceremony

    Michael was the Rabbi for our interfaith wedding. He was a source of calm, especially when one week before the wedding, the original priest who was going to perform the Catholic blessing canceled. We were running around like headless chickens, but Michael was unfazed, he quickly worked with the new priest and we had a wonderful ceremony with many of our guests commenting on how beautiful and heartfelt our Jewish ceremony felt. He was extremely professional, made every effort to make our ceremony special and personalized.
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    Benjamin T. Married on 06/12/2021
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1635 Clark Avenue Long Beach, CA, 90815
3123205538
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