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Rabbi Steve Nathan

Scranton, PA View map Visit website


$1,000 Typical Price

Rabbi Steve Nathan is a wedding officiant based in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and performs weddings in the Lehigh Valley, the Poconos, Northeastern PA, the Philadelphia area and surrounding states.

Rabbi Nathan believes weddings are a joyous, celebratory, and meaningful time for every couple he unites in marriage, and cherishes the ability he has to make weddings a holy occasion. Rabbi Steve Nathan works with Jewish, interfaith, humanistic, and spiritual/non religious couples. People in love from all walks of life, and all backgrounds, are welcome. He performs ceremonies for straight, as well as LGBTQ couples, Rabbi Nathan takes the time to get to know both the individuals, as well as the couple, that are entering into a lifelong partnership. He caters and tailors each ceremony to the specific needs, wants, and personalities of the people he is working with to ensure every ceremony truly reflects their special bond and love story. Premarital counseling makes it possible for Rabbi Nathan to get to know you and your future spouse in a way that will also help guide you down the pathway not only to your wedding day, but to a successful marriage. He infuses every ceremony with characteristic spirituality, music, joy, and even some humor - after all, your wedding is a celebration, not a somber occasion.

Preparation Time Needed (PLEASE READ before contacting Rabbi Nathan)

Rabbi Nathan generally needs 6-9 months to plan a wedding so he requires starting no later than 6 months ahead of time. However, he will make exceptions to this if there are extenuating circumstances (ie, another officiant cancelled unexpectedly or there was a specific reason the couple needs to have a wedding in the near future).

Services Offered

Rabbi Steve Nathan works together with couples to choose the format of their service including: music, English readings, blessings and prayers, the ketubah/Jewish wedding contract, and/or adaptation of it for interfaith or less traditional ceremonies. He performs Jewish or interfaith ceremonies, along with civil unions, and vow renewals for couples looking to reaffirm their commitment to one another. Though based in Bethlehem, he is will to travel to other places on the east coast.

Wedding Locations

Though Rabbi Nathan is located in Bethlehem, PA, he is able to travel to perform weddings. There would be a stipend based on travel time and mileage. If the location is more than 3 hours away overnight lodging might also be required. This would all be determined and agreed upon at the beginning of the planning process..

Rabbi Nathan even makes his own challah for weddings and other occasions. Check out "challahsteve" on Facebook for more information.

  • LGBTQ+-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?


Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Rehearsal
Premarital Counseling

What is the starting price for your wedding services?


Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?


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


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

Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union
Single Religion

What services do you provide?

Allow Couples' Own Vows
Premarital Counseling

What religious affiliations do you serve?

No Denomination

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.
30-60 mins.

In which states are you licensed?


What languages do you speak?


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Recommended by 98% of couples
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    Brianna A. Married on 08/21/2021
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    Amazing Ceremony

    My (now) husband and I found Rabbi Steve in December of 2020. Due to the pandemic, we started having meetings online to get to know each other! It was always such a pleasure meeting with him and we always looked forward to it.
    He was super accommodating when we decided to switch the venue of our wedding last minute 1 and a half hours away.
    We would 1000% recommend Rabbi Steve for anyone’s wedding. The ceremony was beautiful and both of our families loved it.
    Even though it was our first time connecting in person, we felt like he was apart of our family and was happy to have him stay for some of the reception. Everyone loved mingling with him and he fit right in! We are hoping to stay connected with him for the years to come.
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    Beckie M. Married on 10/18/2020
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    Wonderful Interfaith Service

    Rabbi Steve Nathan was wonderful from the start to the end! He met with us many times before the day of the ceremony which made us feel very comfortable following the plan the day of. He knew our style and fit into our wedding with humor and love. We had an interfaith wedding and Rabbi Steve Nathan helped figure out how to create the perfect ceremony between us. Not only did he officiant the wedding, but he taught us about the history and the meaning behind each section of the wedding. He worked very well with the other officiant and the guests had no clue they had just met the day of. I would highly suggest him to anyone in need of a Rabbi!


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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner


Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
Rob Lettieri Photography Rob Lettieri Photography Wedding Photographers

Steve is great. Keeps the spirit of the event while eloquently blending real life experiences into the mix. He will help create the ritual into your wedding day experience.....

Woodloch Resort Woodloch Resort Hotel Weddings

I highly recommend Rabbi Steve Nathan for your wedding ceremony. His flexibility and ability to interact and relate with his couples contribute to his beautiful ceremonies. Couples I recommend to him always come out extremely happy with their choice to use Rabbi Steve Nathan for their wedding ceremony!

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