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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.

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 Spiritual, 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.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

Which of the following are included in the price?

Premarital Counseling

What is the starting price for your wedding services?


What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

Civil Union

What religious affiliations do you serve?


On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

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Reviews of Sara Shendelman

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97% recommend it
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Pam Sent on 04/04/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful wedding ceremony

We couldn't be happier that we chose Rabbi Sara to officiate our wedding. During the process of choosing an officiant she was so wonderful. We instantly felt that she was the right person for us. Rabbi Sara has a truly magical presence. She officiated our wedding during a global pandemic with so much grace and love. We decided to move ahead with our wedding despite COVID, and didn't know what to expect for a Zoom wedding, but Rabbi Sara made our wedding spectacular. She brings with her a lot of love, joy, happiness and magic. We had guests from all over the world and everyone felt the same. Our family and friends sent us messages after our wedding saying they couldn't believe how beautiful the ceremony was. We are eternally grateful to Rabbi Sara not just for marrying us, but for bringing joy and love to all our friends who attended our wedding during a very difficult time in the world. If you're considering whether to hire Rabbi Sara, please don't even think twice-GO FOR IT! She will make your wedding ceremony the most beautiful memory for you and your partner and your family and friends. Rabbi Sara, you're love and light. Thank you so much! Love from Kevin and Pamu
Kelly S. Sent on 06/25/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Kelly and Mike

We enjoyed sara being our Officiant she was a joy and made our special day complete.
Camilo G. Sent on 04/09/2020
5 out of 5 rating

An amazing experience!

Sara was the sweetest! The ceremony was very warm and special. It exceeded our expectations!
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Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
Evergreen Wedding Films Evergreen Wedding Films Wedding Videographers

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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