Sara Shendelman

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About Sara Shendelman

Wedding Officiant Sara Shendelman is a Rabbi and Wedding Officiant from Berkeley, California, who performs unique, all-inclusive ceremonies for every type of couple. Sara creates the ceremony alongside the couple to ensure that it fits them perfectly.

Services Offered

Wedding Officiant Sara Shendelman can speak both English and Hebrew and is able to officiate civil unions, interfaith ceremonies, non-religious ceremonies, and single religion ceremonies for couples who are Agnostic, Buddhist, Earth-based, or Jewish. Sara also offers cultural, marriage, religious, and spiritual counseling.

Other Services

Her talents extend beyond weddings, performing a variety of services that include Bar and Bat Mitzvah tutoring, cantorial services, conversion assistance, funerals, grief counseling, lifecycle events, and rabbinic leadership. Sara creates a compassionate, joyous environment for all of her advocating, mentoring, officiating, and teaching services.

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37 Reviews for Sara Shendelman

Recommended by 97% of couples


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  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.9
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    Elena · Married on 10/21/2017

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    Rabbi Sara is wonderful to work with! She exudes warmth and wisdom, and is attuned to the 21st Century. Rabbi Sara was very thorough in explaining every part of the ceremony, and didn’t rush us at any point—if we wanted to meet to had questions about anything, she was available. It’s such a stressful time —those pre-wedding months— and finding a patient and knowledgeable soul just makes a big difference.

    I highly recommend Rabbi Sara (even if you're not Jewish)!

    Sent on 12/16/2017
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    Courtney · Married on 10/01/2016

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    If you're looking for an amazingly professional officiant, this is your woman! She was informative, helpful, funny, and professional. Everyone that came to our wedding said the best part, was our ceremony. My husband and I both agree! She felt like another member of our family! I highly encourage all to contact Sara and talk to her about your wedding. She is by far the best experience we have had!

    Thank you so much Sara for such an amazing day. You made it so special!

    Sent on 11/16/2016
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    Forest · Married on 10/01/2016

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    It was a blessing to meet Rabbi Sara. She was able to accommodate our interfaith marriage as well as our numerous preferences for the ceremony. Our ceremony was the easiest part of the wedding planning because of Sara's guidance. She made herself very available to us (very flexible) and took a lot of time to chat with us over the phone, in person, and on Skype. Sara worked very well with our other vendors, she coordinated with the DJ and the day of coordinator, her experience was invaluable for all of the unexpected things that come up during a wedding.

    The ceremony itself was the most magical and personal event for us and our guests. Sara took the time to get to know us and tied in many personal elements into the ceremony. She takes the time to explain all of the customs, rituals, and traditions - making the ceremony so much more meaningful.

    Every guests has commented on the ceremony and Rabbi Sara as their favorite part of our wedding day! We want to thank Rabbi Sara for her compassion, care, and insights.

    Sent on 12/04/2016

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Sara Shendelman FAQ

  • Which of the following are included in the price? Premarital Counseling
  • What is the starting price for your wedding services? $ 574.00
  • What types of weddings and events do you provide services for? Non-religious, Interfaith, Civil Union, Single Religion
  • What religious affiliations do you serve? Agnostic, Buddhist, Earth-Based, Jewish
  • On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate? Less than 30 mins.
  • What languages do you speak? English, Hebrew

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements

  • Evergreen Wedding Films
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    This is such a wonderful company to work with. We highly recommend.

  • Secrest Wedding Photography
    Secrest Wedding Photography Wedding Photographers

    I've had the pleasure of photographing three wedding alongside of Rabbi Shendelman officiating and I'm just such a fan! She infuses a sense of stillness, depth and meaning that is typically lost on most wedding days. In fact, if I'm ever lucky enough to be married again, I'm calling Rabbi Shendelman! She comes highly recommended!

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  • Berkeley Berkeley, California, 94703 See on map
    510-500-8805 (Phone number)

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