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.
21 Reviews for Rabbi Steve Nathan
Recommended by 98% of couples
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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
Casey Rule · Married on 09/02/2018
The PERFECT choice for our wedding
We were so pleased with Rabbi Nathan. Going into our wedding, we had a hectic schedule and were not able to meet as much as we had planned. Rabbi Nathan was so flexible with us, and in a short period of time he managed to get to know us wholly. We wanted a ceremony that was filled with music and that celebrated equality while honoring tradition, so Rabbi Nathan took a lot of extra time to research and consult with colleagues. He was both extremely knowledgeable and open to our ideas, which made him so helpful in helping us fit the ceremony we wanted into the Jewish tradition. Our guests were blown away by the ceremony and how much it truly reflected who we are and our values. We can't recommend him enough.Sent on 12/15/2018
Rabbi Steve Nathan Price Rates
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!