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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.

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What is the typical price for your wedding services?


Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Rehearsal
Premarital Counseling

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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

What services do you provide?

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.

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Dani G. Married on 09/05/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Rabbi Steve is a True Gem

My husband and I were lucky enough to have stumbled upon Rabbi Steve through Wedding Wire and it was truly the best decision we made to have Rabbi officiate our wedding. From day one we were able to tell that Rabbi Steve was kind, attentive, and really cared about our story. Throughout the process, we had many virtual meetings to get to know Rabbi Steve and for him to get to know us. We filled out a questionarre that he took the time to read through thoroughly and made the time to understand my husband and I as a unit but also as individuals. Rabbi Steve tailored the most perfect ceremony for us (we got married at a zoo) and made sure to include that unique aspect into his sermon. Best decision, best Rabbi!
Brittany L. Married on 09/23/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Above and Beyond

Rabbi Steve was a pleasure to work with from beginning to end. He was very flexible with meeting times. He was very excited to get to know us and our story which was very nice. He was professional but also very laid back which made the process stress free. My favorite thing is that he surprised us by incorporating some sentimental memories into the ceremony. I highly recommend Rabbi Steve!!! Thank you so much Rabbi. We couldn鈥檛 thank you enough!
Rebecca J. Married on 03/25/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Rabbi Steve

Rabbi Steve is the best! We met on zoom, and in person a handful of times leading up to our wedding where he gave us the best premarital advice and made planning our ceremony a breeze. We couldn't recommend him enough!
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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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