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.
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.
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.
Recommended by 97% of couples
Macy · Married on 06/28/2014
Rabbi Sara Shendelman is the most sincere, deep, lovely, funny, brilliant, and kind wedding officiant. We met a few others first, in our search for a truthful and personal ceremony.Sent on 07/17/2014
She officiated our wedding last week end. With only a few days to prepare, she met with us, made many suggestions for the ceremony, accepted our choices, listened to our opinions, and produced the most beautiful off-the -charts moving, meaningful, precious ceremony, completely tailored to our histories and our needs. What a magnificent woman to work with! We will both be ever grateful.
It was a small event but each guest expressed their delight with Rabbi Sara and the wedding ceremony.
Elena · Married on 10/21/2017
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.Sent on 12/16/2017
I highly recommend Rabbi Sara (even if you're not Jewish)!
Courtney · Married on 10/01/2016
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!Sent on 11/16/2016
Thank you so much Sara for such an amazing day. You made it so special!
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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!