Rabbi Steve Nathan is a wedding officiant based in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and performs weddings in the Lehigh Valley, the Poconos, Northeastern PA and in 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.
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.
PLEASE NOTE: I generally need 6-9 months to plan a wedding, so I usually will require starting no later than 6 months ahead of time. I do make exceptions to this, especially if there are extenuating circumstances (ie, another officiant cancelled unexpectedly or there was a need for a wedding in the near future).
Rabbi Nathan even makes his own challah bread for weddings and other occasions.
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Jon · Married on 04/14/2018
Ok, Seriously... If you are looking for someone to officiate your wedding, this is the person you want! I honestly can't think of enough words that can convey how much my wife and I appreciate this amazing person. From the beginning, Rabbi Nathan was patient and professional and always made us feel comfortable. We were never afraid to ask questions and he always took the time to educate us and explain the process. From our first Interview, we immediately felt like he was a part of the family and understood us and our concerns. When you are planning a wedding there are of course moments when you might feel stressed or overwhelmed and Rabbi Nathan was always there to help and give advice when asked. Every session we had with him, we always left smiling and laughing. We have never had so many people come up to us and say how much they loved our ceremony (and our rabbi)! Rabbi Nathan kept it moving, explaining to people what was going on and kept everyone engaged. Our day is a day that we will never forget and we thank Rabbi Nathan for making it so memorable and special. We hope you go with him, because we are confident that it will make your day one you won't forget.Sent on 04/30/2018
PS. I think other people mentioned it in the reviews. The Challah Bread really is THAT good... We are ordering from him for now on, for everything!
Florence · Married on 10/06/2018
Rabbi Nathan was wonderful to work with. Everyone at the wedding was raving about how much they liked him and was asking where we found him. He was Kind punctual attentive and gave a great Jewish ceremony for our wedding. I would highly recommend himSent on 09/09/2019
R · Married on 09/16/2018
Tailored the experience to us and our relaxed personalities. Was on time. Made the ceremony personal, in spite of the fact that we gave him little to work with. He was a great choice.Sent on 10/02/2018
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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.....
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!