Sara Shendelman

Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94703 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Sara Shendelman

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.

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Bride and groom
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Bride and groom with their guests
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Lifting the bride
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Newlywed couple
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Flower girl
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Outdoor wedding ceremony
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Bride and her bridesmaids sitting in the tub
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Escorting the bride
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Newlyweds in shades
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Officiating the ceremony
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Ceremony table
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Bride and her groom
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Candlelit reception table
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Welcoming area
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Assisting the bride
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Flower girls with flower crowns
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39 Reviews for Sara Shendelman

Recommended by 97% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Laura Paget · Married on 03/21/2020

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    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
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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

Awards

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner

Sara Shendelman FAQ

  • Which of the following are included in the price?
    Premarital Counseling
  • What is the starting price for your wedding services?
    $ 574
  • 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

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    This is such a wonderful company to work with. We highly recommend.

  • 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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