I have already had Covid-19 and am comfortable with in-person or Zoom weddings. I still take all the pre-cautions.
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 Spiritual, 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.
39 Reviews for Sara Shendelman
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Camilo Gomez · Married on 04/07/2020
An amazing experience!
Sara was the sweetest! The ceremony was very warm and special. It exceeded our expectations!Sent on 04/09/2020
Laura Paget · Married on 03/21/2020
A special ceremony
Rabbi Sara did such a great job for our COVID wedding ceremony. She was flexible with all the planning and came with tons of resources (from vow suggestions to chuppah poles and a microphone/speaker!). The ceremony was personal and meaningful and our families thought it was very special.Sent on 10/18/2020
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)!
This is such a wonderful company to work with. We highly recommend.
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!