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I'm Rabbi Steve Hara, an ordained rabbi and a certified wedding officiant in Chicago, Illinois, making your dreams come true. Your ceremony is very important and personalized just for you. I'm available for couples in the Greater Chicago and all Chicago suburban areas, I am also available for destination wedding ceremonies.

My ceremonies include:

  • Jewish weddings
  • Interfaith ceremonies
  • Non-religious ceremonies
  • Non-denomination ceremonies,
  • LGBTQ+ ceremonies
  • Elopement
  • 2nd wedding ceremonies
  • Renewal of vows
  • Conversions

All ceremonies are personalized just for you and collaborated with you. I also provide services for all lifecycle events.

My Bio:

I am an ordained rabbi and a certified wedding officiant. . I grew up in Chicago and live in the Northern suburbs. My wife and I have an adult married son and daughter and 4 wonderful grandchildren.
My goal is to work with each couple to personalize their wedding ceremony.
My professional experience includes being an ordained rabbi, a certified wedding officiant, an experienced educator with a doctoral degree in education having served as a teacher, principal, district administrator, and adjunct professor at a university. I am also a licensed real estate broker serving the City of Chicago and Chicago's suburbs. I also own a travel agency and can help you plan your honeymoon. I also have a list of vendors to help you plan your special day and honeymoon. I can truly offer you a one-stop shop for all of your needs and desires.

  • Veteran-owned

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Premarital Counseling

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

Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union

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Premarital Counseling

What religious affiliations do you serve?

No Denomination

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Fantastic, Caring, and knowledgeable.

I can't thank Rabbi Hara enough for such a wonderful experience. His personality is amazing, His kindness shines.
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